Just two weeks later Microsoft announces intention to buy Activision BlizzardSony has rejoined the studio acquisition club, acquisition Life developer Bungie for $3.6 billion.
The acquisition itself created a wave simply because of the fact that, through this move, Sony PlayStation will now own the creator of Microsoft’s rival. Halo franchise, arguably the main reason the Xbox itself was put on the map in the early ’00s. The Bungie purchase brought about on its own Life developer under the umbrella of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), although both Bungie and Sony stated that the studio would be “an independent subsidiary” under GamesIndustry.biz.
This was repeated by Bungie in their own blog poststated that they would “continue to take responsibility” for the fate of the studio.
“We remain in charge of our own destiny. We will continue to independently publish and creatively develop our games. We will continue to foster a unified Bungie community. Our Games I will continue to be where the community is, no matter where they choose to play.?”
– Bungie (@Bungie) January 31, 2022
This statement will surely quell the fear of Xbox and PC Fate 2 players may wonder how valuable their experience will be when the transaction is over. One The FAQ is released with the announcement on the Bungie website also reiterates that future titles will remain cross-platform, although it doesn’t specifically mention Xbox itself, only knowing that these games won’t be PlayStation exclusives.
In a press release, SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan stated that Sony “could not be more delighted” by the acquisition.
“We’ve had a close relationship with Bungie since the very beginning of the Destiny series, and I couldn’t be more excited to officially welcome the studio to the PlayStation family. This is an important step in our strategy to expand PlayStation’s reach to a wider audience. We understand how important Bungie’s community is to the studio and look forward to supporting them as they remain independent and continue to grow. Like Bungie, our community is core to PlayStation’s DNA, and our shared passion for gamers and building the best place to play will now grow even more. ”
For her part, Bungie is working on an expansion that is about to be released for Fate 2, Witch Queenreleasing on all platforms on February 22. Additionally, the studio is said to be working on “expanding Life universe and create brand new worlds in future IP. “
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