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Sony buys Bungie, creators of Halo and Destiny

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While the industry is still discussing the remarkable acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, Sony is making a new acquisition: Bungie, the progenitors of the Xbox series Halo, and Destiny.

After having belonged to Microsoft, then to Activision before becoming (again) independent, the Bungie studio sees itself acquired by Sony to become a PlayStation Studiosa $3.6 billion acquisition. The manufacturer’s latest purchase was made on the mobile side with the developers of Fate/Grand Order.

Even if it’s a name that speaks to everyone, we remember for the form that Bungie rose to fame for the Halo franchisenow taken over by 343 Industries, as well as Destiny.

With the help of SIE, the most immediate change you will see is accelerating the recruitment of talent to support our ambitious vision.

clarified Pete ParsonsCEO of the studio.

What’s next? Probably more Destiny, but especially new licenses before 2025. In addition, Bungie wants to be a “multi-media” company, so non-video game projects. Until there is a Destiny movie or series one day…

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The devs therefore join the youngest like Housemarque (Returnal), Bluepoint Games (Demon’s Souls, Shadow of the Colossus), and the structures that work on PlayStation’s PC strategy.

What do you think of this takeover? Did you bet on it (even a penny)?

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