The year 2022 has begun with some unexpected movements in the video game industry. Long after January 18, it was announced that Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard for $ 70,000 million today Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced an agreement to acquire Bungie for $ 3.6 billion.
As is usual in this type of agreement, Bungie will be “an independent subsidiary” of Sony headed by a board of directors formed by the current CEO and President of Bungie, Pete Parsons and the rest of the instructor team.
Sony has announced that Bungie will continue to conduct a multiplatform survey, with the ability to “self-publish and reach the players where they decide to play.”
Jim Ryan, CEO and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment added;
We’ve had a strong bond with Bungie since the launch of the Destiny franchise, and could not have been more excited to welcome the PlayStation family to the official inquiry.
This is an important step in our strategy to expand the reach of PlayStation to a much wider audience. We understand that the Bungie community is crucial to the study, and we want to support them as they continue to be independent and continue to grow. Like Bungie, our community is fundamental to PlayStation’s DNA, and our passion for the player and the construction of the best place to play will now evolve even more.
Parsons commented that SIE supported the study’s dual goal of creating entertainment that embraces each generation while maintaining creative independence.
So Bungie as YOU believe that the gaming worlds are only the principle of what our IP access will be. Our original universes have great potential, and with the support of SIE, we will push Bungie to become a global multimedia entertainment company dedicated to fulfilling our creative vision.