Sony Announces $3.6 Billion Deal To Buy Bungie

We’ve all seen the news about Microsoft buying out Activision Blizzard. It left many questions such as the future of Call of Duty. Sony currently has a marketing agreement with the franchise, but what happens when the agreement expires? The community is also curious about what Sony will do next.

Today Sony has announced Bungie is the newest addition to the PlayStation family. This is the biggest question splash Sony has made since purchasing Insomniac who owns the IP to Sunset Overdrive which was an Xbox console exclusive. Sony also purchased Housemarque who recently gave us Returnal. We also have some studios catered for PC such as Nixxes. However, today’s purchase is slightly larger.

Who Sony added

The acquisition of Bungie by Sony cost $3.6 billion, as announced by Jim Ryan. Bungie, formerly of Activision, now joins the ranks of Guerrilla and Naughty Dog. This move raises similar concerns to those raised by Call of Duty.

The future of Destiny

The question on Destiny was answered by Jim Ryan in the PlayStation blog announcement and this is what he says

First off, I want to be very clear to the community that Bungie will remain an independent and multi-platform studio and publisher. As such, we believe it makes sense for it to sit alongside the PlayStation Studios organization, and we are incredibly excited about the opportunities for synergies and collaboration between these two world-class groups. I have spent a lot of time with Pete Parsons, Jason Jones, and the Bungie management team to develop the right relationships where they will be fully backed and supported by Sony Interactive Entertainment and enabled to do what they do best — build incredible worlds that captivate millions of people.

So it seems they will remain multi-platform. It is a view echoed by Bungie on their post as they want gamers to “maintain the same great experience you already have on your platform of choice”.

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