We’ve heard a lot about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard in recent days, but now it’s time for Sony. The Japanese manufacturer has just confirmed that it has purchased Bungie. This is great news for fans of the PlayStation and PS5 brands.
Can this move be compared to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft? Probably not, but we must take into account that Sony lacked teams that specialize in network productions. Bungie has enormous experience and can develop great productions.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has just confirmed its intention to buy Bungie for $ 3.6 billion. The company also mentioned that Bungie will be an “independent subsidiary” of SIE, and that the current management board and the president will remain in their positions.
The Japanese producer even mentioned that Bungie will remain a multiplatform studio, with the option of “self-publishing and reaching players wherever they choose to play . ” Bungie intends to continue working on Destiny 2, develop the Destiny brand and work on a completely new IP.
“We’ve had a strong partnership with Bungie since the inception of the Destiny franchise, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to officially welcome the studio to the PlayStation family. This is an important step in our strategy to expand the reach of PlayStation to a much wider audience. We understand how vital 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 the gamer and building the best place to play will now evolve even further, ”said SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan.
The head of PlayStation, like the president of Bungie, emphasize that the studio will remain independent:
“Both Bungie and SIE believe that game worlds are only the beginning of what our IP will become. Our original universes have immense potential and, with SIE’s support, we will propel Bungie into becoming a global multimedia entertainment company dedicated to delivering on our creative vision,” said CEO and President Pete Parsons.
A few words were also added by Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios:
“I am delighted to welcome Bungie to the PlayStation family! Bungie makes social games with unique technology that are incredibly fun to play, and I know everyone at PlayStation Studios will be excited about what we can share and learn together. “