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Sony has announced that it has acquired the game studio Bungie, which gave the world Destiny and the original parts of Halo. The deal amounted to $ 3.6 billion. It is noted that Bungie will retain creative independence and will continue to independently publish games on different platforms. There is no talk of creating exclusive projects for the PlayStation yet.
“At SIE, we have found a partner who supports us unconditionally in everything we do and wants to help us realize our ideas for making games for different age groups while maintaining the creative independence that lives at the heart of Bungie,” Pete Parsons said. , CEO of Bungie. “Like us, SIE believes that game worlds are just the beginning of what our IPs can become. Together, we share a dream of creating and growing iconic franchises that bring together friends around the world, families across generations, and fans across platforms and genres of entertainment.”
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed in a blog post that Bungie will continue to release multi-platform games and remain an independent studio and publisher. Of course, Bungie will be collaborating with other PlayStation Studios teams. “Bungie’s expertise in developing world-class multi-platform games and gaming services will help us realize our PlayStation expansion vision for hundreds of millions of gamers,” said Jim Ryan.
Bungie has limitless potential to unite friends around the world.
We have found a partner in PlayStation that shares our dream and is committed to accelerating our creative vision of building generation-spanning entertainment.
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— Bungie (@Bungie) January 31, 2022