Sony says that Bungie wants to turn its game into a multimedia franchise – and the PlayStation creator says it could help developers make movies.
A lot has been known about how much Bungie will give Sony, after Acquisition of $3.6 billion was announced this week. However, speaking in a Call earnings Q&ASony CFO Hiroki Totoki was asked what benefits Bungie himself saw from being acquired by Sony.
Totoki’s answer covered areas like recruiting and retaining employees, but moved on to Sony’s position as a multimedia company: “[It’s] not just for [the] game area, but the use of multiple IPs and IP trade – like a game title can be included in the movie.
“Bungie wants to nurture the IP they have in a multi-dimensional way, and that’s their hope. Because of that, we believe we can help with that – we have [Sony] Pictures and [Sony] Music and Bungie can leverage our platform so their IP can grow and thrive. “
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Bungie’s multimedia aspirations. Last year, the studio started recruiting for a development role to “promote expansion projects Life franchises into new categories including TV, movies, books, comics, and audio formats. “
With Sony’s own music and movie divisions already established, it seems like that dream could be a lot easier to come true with Bungie being part of the company. Heard that This deal has been going on for many monthsIt’s even possible that Bungie has already started recruiting for the role in hopes of faster moves in the space when it becomes a division of Sony.
Sony itself has been looking to turn its games into multimedia projects for years at this point. Back in 2020, we heard that the company was 7 TV shows and 3 movies based on PlayStation games in development – and with an Uncharted movie finally comes out this month Looks like that process has just begun.
https://www.ign.com/articles/sony-bungie-playstation-movies-destiny Sony wants to help Bungie transfer the rights to a movie