Sony Interactive Entertainment has just announced that it has finalized an agreement to acquire Bungie. It is the development studio best known for being the creator of emblematic franchises such as Halo Y Destiny.
According to information from Games Industry, Sony will pay $3.6 billion for Bungie to be owned. It is worth mentioning that, once the agreement closes, Bungie will work as an independent subsidiary” of Sony Interactive Entertainment. This means that the company will be run by a board made up of Pete Parsons, current CEO and president of Bungie, and the rest of the current team management.
An important point is that this news does not mean that Bungie games will become exclusive. In fact, Sony assured that the studio will remain a multi-platform company that will have the option to distribute its own games to “reach gamers wherever they choose to play.”
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Bungie has limitless potential to unite friends around the world.
We have found a partner in PlayStation that shares our dream and is committed to accelerating our creative vision of building generation-spanning entertainment.
– Bungie (@Bungie) January 31, 2022
“We have had a strong partnership with Bungie since the inception of the franchise. Destiny and couldn’t be happier to officially welcome the studio to the PlayStation family,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “This is an important step in our strategy to expand the reach of PlayStation to a much larger audience. We know how important the Bungie community is to the studio and we’re excited to continue supporting them as they remain independent and continue to grow.”
In a statement, Ryan reiterated that this alliance will serve to bring new experiences to the PlayStation community and the community that “Bungie has built.” Thus, everything indicates that future content for Destiny, as well as the new Bungie franchise will be games that will remain on Xbox and PC.
I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome Bungie to the PlayStation family! Bungie create community-driven games with outstanding technology that are enormous fun to play, and I know that everyone at PlayStation Studios will be excited about what we can share and learn together. pic.twitter.com/VySocfBxtx
— Hermen Hulst (@hermenhulst) January 31, 2022
The collaboration between PlayStation and Bungie will be key
Now if Sony’s plan isn’t that Destiny Even if future Bungie games aren’t exclusive, why spend $3.6 billion to make it part of the PlayStation family? First, because they see it as an option to expand PlayStation products to a larger audience. The other is to achieve collaborations that benefit both parties.
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According to Ryan, with the purchase of Bungie they will take advantage of the studio’s experience in creating games as a service that engage the community in the long term to support future PlayStation Studio projects that follow that model. They also want to harness the talents within PlayStation Studios to enhance the potential of future Bungie games.
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