Sony Music Entertainment Japan, Aniplex, and Pocketpair jointly establish Palworld Entertainment

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absquatulate

I'll bet you 10 bucks sony will screw them over.

ampersandrew

If they're going to be successful turning this brand into a cross media property, hopefully they're sticking to the dark humor and satire.

Zahille7

I fucking hope so. Their YouTube shorts are absolutely wild.

CosmoNova

Last update didn’t instill me with confidence to be honest. Looks more like they‘re trying to be a Genshin copy or something.

CosmoNova

Fuckin Japan man. They just love their giga corporations way too much. Can‘t even have a single very successful indie studio in peace without throwing themselves at Sony.

smeg

Are you saying you *don't* get excited for your favourite characters to be *"developing the reach of the intellectual property and for expanding commercial business endeavors"*!?‽

dinckel

While not wrong, let's not pretend that their friends across the ocean aren't doing the exact same thing. Practically everything Microsoft have acquired has either been shutdown, or crippled to the point where it's unrecognizable

SquigglyEmpire

How many Indies have partnered with Sony Music? Is that common?

simple

LOL. At this point I think they're copying Pokemon out of spite. They form a new company (like The Pokemon Company) to manage the IP, backed by a large corporation (Sony instead of Nintendo) that is separate from the development team (Pocketpair vs Gamefreak)

OsaErisXero

RIP Palworld. It was good while it lasted.

JeffreyOrange

Sony has never been a consumer friendly brand. This is a bad move.

Tier 1 Build-A-Bear 🧸

I guarantee the dev is sitting comfortable with a paycheck and doesn't give a shit what happens to the game

woelkchen

Sony MUSIC? WTF?

kingthrillgore

Sony Music was the business that developed the PlayStation before it moved to SCE/SIE/PlayStation Worldwide Studios, and Aniplex/Crunchyroll. Its basically the only profitable entertainment business they have.

kingthrillgore

I knew a Palworld anime was inevitable.