It was just announced that Bungiethe video game industry giant responsible for producing such influential series as Halo and Destiny, is acquired by Sony for $3.6 billion. While Bungie will be partnering with Sony, the company has made sure through their website that Bungie “will remain an independent and cross-platform studio and publisher”.
In one blog post uploaded to the Bungie website along with this announcement, it was written that “Bungie begins our journey to becoming a global multimedia entertainment company.” In the same post, its own section is set out to ensure creative freedom, along with the news that with the acquisition of Sony Interactive Entertainment, a series of new positions have been opened at the studio.
The deal comes just thirteen days after Microsoft announced that the company had acquired Activision Blizzard. While not as big of a purchase as Microsoft’s Gargantuan, the news makes sense in large part thanks to Bungie’s history as the original creators of Halo, one of the franchises. Microsoft’s most popular franchise.
Bungie is a great choice for Sony, not least because Destiny 2 will soon receive a major update with The Witch Queen expansion this February. The developer is also said to be working on another IP behind closed doors that has never been made public.
In the aforementioned Sony announcement, Bungie CEO Pete Parsons wrote: “At Sony, we have found a partner who supports us unconditionally in all that we have and who want. accelerate our vision to create entertainment that will last generations, all while maintaining the creative independence that always beats in Bungie’s heart. Like us, Sony believes that the world of games is just the beginning of what our IP can become. Together, we share a dream of creating and nurturing iconic franchises, bringing together friends around the world, families across generations, and fans across multiple platforms and methods. entertainment facilities. ”
In the same post, PlayStation Studios head Hermen Helst wrote: “I’ve spent a lot of time with the senior team at Bungie and their experience and skills are clearly complementary to ours. We will gladly welcome and support Bungie as they continue to grow and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this incredible team. ”
https://www.vg247.com/sony-buying-bungie Sony bought Bungie, creator of Destiny, for $3.6 billion