Solomon Narh January 31, 2022

Sony is purchasing Bungie, the developer of Destiny and unique maker of Halo

The arrangement is valued at $3.6 billion. It’s another blockbuster gaming acquisition.

Sony is purchasing Bungie, the developer of Destiny and the first maker of Halo, for $3.6 billion. The obtaining shows up not long after Microsoft's declaration that it means to get Activision Blizzard in an arrangement worth $68.7 billion. Bungie will "proceed to autonomously distribute and inventively foster our games," Bungie CEO Pete Parsons writes in a blog entry.

"In SIE, we have observed an accomplice who genuinely upholds us in all we are and who needs to speed up our vision to make age crossing amusement, all while safeguarding the imaginative freedom that thumps in Bungie's heart," Parsons composes. "Like us, SIE accepts that game universes are just the start of what our IPs can turn into. Together, we share a fantasy about making and encouraging notable establishments that join companions all over the planet, families across ages, and fans across numerous stages and diversion mediums."

Bungie can possibly join companions all over the planet.

We have tracked down an accomplice in PlayStation that shares our fantasy and is focused on speeding up our innovative vision of building age traversing amusement.

Our excursion starts today;

- Bungie (@Bungie) January 31, 2022

Bungie will keep on being a multiplatform and free studio and distributer, and it will sit close by the organization's PlayStation Studios developers, Jim Ryan, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a post on the PlayStation Blog. "Bungie's top notch aptitude in multi-stage improvement and live game administrations will assist us with following through on our vision of growing PlayStation to a huge number of gamers," he said.

Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, emphasized that feeling in a different blog entry. "Bungie's specialized aptitude, combined with their history of building profoundly drew in networks, make them a characteristic fit for a joint effort with PlayStation Studios," he said. "We are eager to make arrangements to share abilities and aptitude, and to open the potential in having the splendid personalities at Bungie under the PlayStation rooftop."

Bungie is telling the crowd straight that its future games won't become PlayStation special features. "No. We need the universes we are making to reach out to anyplace individuals mess around. We will keep on being independently published, imaginatively autonomous, and we will keep on driving one, brought together Bungie people group," composes Bungie in a FAQ about the arrangement. In that FAQ, Bungie likewise talked about what the procurement will mean for the long-running hit Destiny 2:

Q. As a Destiny 2 player, does Bungie becoming part of PlayStation have any immediate impact on how I play and experience Destiny 2?

No. Our commitment to Destiny 2 as a multi-platform game with full Cross Play remains unchanged. ​

We want you to play The Witch Queen on February 22, 2022, on the platform of YOUR choice. ​

Q. Will the Destiny 2 experience on non-PlayStation platforms be impacted by Bungie becoming part of PlayStation? ​

No. We want to maintain the same great experience you already have on your platform of choice. ​

Q. Will any announced seasons, events, packs, or expansions be changed or impacted by Bungie becoming part of PlayStation? ​

No. Bungie retains full creative independence for our games and our community. Our plans for the Light and Dark Saga are unchanged, all the way through The Final Shape in 2024. ​

Q. Will Destiny 2: The Witch Queen include any platform exclusives?

No. The Witch Queen will not contain any platform exclusives. Every player should have an amazing Destiny experience, no matter where you choose to play ​

Q. Will cross platform features, like Cross Save, Cross Play, the Destiny 2 Companion App, or third-party apps like Destiny Item Manager (DIM) be changed or removed?

No. Bungie’s commitment to cross-platform play and social features remains unchanged. We believe games are best shared with friends, wherever they choose to play, and will continue to invest in new features and platforms.

Q. Bungie has future games in development, will they now become PlayStation exclusives?

No. We want the worlds we are creating to extend to anywhere people play games. We will continue to be self-published, creatively independent, and we will continue to drive one, unified Bungie community.

Q. I play Destiny on Steam, Xbox, or Stadia – will my platform still be supported?


The securing is the most recent in a record of huge ones that have been reported only this month. The business is as yet faltering from Microsoft's arrangement for Activision Blizzard, and that showed up a little more than seven days after the insight about Take-Two's $12.7 bargain for portable developer Zynga. Furthermore last year, Sony purchased up a lot of studios to reinforce its PlayStation Studios family, including Returnal developer Housemarque and Demon's Souls revamp developer Bluepoint Games.




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