Bungie joins PlayStation for $3.6 billion
Big news as Sony PlayStation has just announced that it has acquired original Halo and Destiny developer Bungie; however the studio will remain independently run and even multi-platform.
“…I want to be very clear to the community that Bungie will remain an independent and multi-platform studio and publisher,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO, Jim Ryan.
- Halo creator Bungie was previously owned by Microsoft
- Friction with Activision ended Destiny partnership early
- $3.6 billion deal the latest in a string of major purchases
- Sony intent on acquiring more studios hints Jim Ryan
Independence: “…we have found a partner who unconditionally supports us in all we are and who wants to accelerate our vision to create generation-spanning entertainment, all while preserving the creative independence that beats in Bungie’s heart,” added Bungie.
’More to come’: The deal is more about Sony acquiring multiplatform live-service games and not locking down PlayStation exclusives, with Ryan teasing that Sony has “many more moves to make.”