After Microsoft's Activision move, the 'expected' move came from Sony. Bungie, the developer of Destiny and Halo, announced that it will be included in Sony.
It looks like we will continue to see the effects of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Although not as big as Activison Blizzard's massive $68 billion sale, Microsoft's big game rival Sony has acquired Bungie, the developer studio behind big games like Destiny and Halo.
This move, after the huge step taken by Microsoft, 'Will it buy EA Games?' It was the first move from Sony, which is mentioned with questions, and we can say that it was not effective enough in meeting expectations. After the announcement on Twitter, which was on the agenda, many people started talking about this announcement. Let's take a look at the important details of the development.
Bungie has limitless potential to unite friends around the world.— Bungie (@Bungie) January 31, 2022
We have found a partner in PlayStation that shares our dream and is committed to accelerating our creative vision of building generation-spanning entertainment.
Our journey begins today.https://t.co/PLuVn48zdy pic.twitter.com/kAhRbAg3vD
Sony has officially announced that it will buy Bungie studio for 3.6 billion dollars. In the shared announcement, Bungie said, “Bungie has endless potential to connect friends around the world. We thought we had the same dream with PlayStation and decided to work together our creative perspectives that help us produce entertainment that will be remembered for generations.
As a result, Bungie will remain a cross-platform independent studio and distributor, standing alongside only PlayStation Studios developers and being part of Sony. "Bungie's world-class expertise in multiplatform game development and live game services will help us achieve our vision of expanding PlayStation to hundreds of millions of users," said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, in a post on the PlayStation Blog.
In addition, Bungie answered some questions that will not leave the fans of the games it has developed. Accordingly, Destiny will continue to be played on cross platforms without any restrictions. In general, Bungie's games will not be affected by this purchase to the detriment of players. In fact, Bungie games that we will come across in the future will not be exclusive to PlayStation and will continue to come for all platforms.
After the purchase, congratulatory messages came from many PlayStation-affiliated studios and even from XBOX CEO Phil Spencer.
"Congratulations to the talented teams at Bungie, you've demonstrated your creativity well. And congratulations to PlayStation and Hermen Hulst for bringing such a talented team to their team."