Sony is acquiring Bungie, the Destiny 2 developer and Halo creator

Sony is acquiring the popular studio behind Destiny 2 and the Halo franchise, Bungie.

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Sony will buy Destiny 2 developer Bungie

Last week, Microsoft made the business shaking declaration of acquiring Activision Blizzard, (the developer behind the famous Call of Duty series) in a staggering amount for almost $70 billion.

After this huge declaration, many were wondering what will be the next step for Sony, and now it seems like Sony is all prepared with its answer.

Today, on 31st January 2022, Sony reported that it is all set to buy Bungie, the commended studio behind the widely praised Destiny 2 and Halo.

Sony made the declaration with their latest blog inviting Bungie to the PlayStation Studios family, however, it has been firmly declared that "Bungie will remain an independent and multi-platform studio and publisher."

It's been declared that Sony will buy Destiny 2 developer Bungie for an astounding amount of $3.6 billion, leading the way for the studio under the PlayStation umbrella.

It indeed is a huge deal and a major catastrophe for Microsoft as Bungie is the studio that assisted Xbox to break into the console market, and it would be justified to say that Xbox gaming consoles wouldn't exist like the way it is today without Bungie's work making the Halo series.

However, the players of Destiny 2 need not worry, as, despite the fact that Sony is acquiring Bungie, it isn't necessary that Destiny will become a PlayStation exclusive. It has been stated by Sony that Bungie will still release games on multiple platforms and will even have the option to self-publish its games.

Yet the Sony Bungie deal does assert that the future games from Bungie like the unavoidable Destiny 3 will be released as a PlayStation exclusive. However, in the recent FAQ session, Bungie stated that its games will remain multiplatform even after the PlayStation acquisition.

While answering the question of games being PlayStation exclusive, Bungie said, "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."

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In the PlayStation Bungie acquisition blog post, Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment said:

"Bungie’s world-class expertise in multi-platform development and live game services will help us deliver on our vision of expanding PlayStation to hundreds of millions of gamers. Bungie is a great innovator and has developed incredible proprietary tools that will help PlayStation Studios achieve new heights under Hermen Hulst’s leadership."

Adding to this Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation studios, said "Bungie makes games with outstanding technology that are enormously fun to play. They also have unmatched dedication to the communities that play their games, and everyone at PlayStation, and PlayStation Studios, will be excited about what we can share and learn from them."

Well, what the Sony Bungie deal will bring for the players remains to be seen, yet the deal is enormous, and even Bungie has different projects that are being worked on other than Destiny 2, so the way that it will work under PlayStation should become visible in the coming time.

Till then Bungie fans can look forward to the Destiny 2 Witch Queen expansion that is said to be released on February 22.

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