Sony to buy Bungie for $3.6 billion

Sony Interactive Entertainment announcement the purchase of Bungie for 3,600 million dollars.

According to the Japanese company, the studio responsible for Destiny will operate as the “first independent subsidiary” of SIE led by a board in which the current CEO and chairman, Pete Parsons, and the rest of the current management are maintained.

Additionally, it was also clarified that Bungie will continue to be a cross-platform studio, denying that its games will be exclusive to PlayStation, with the option “autopublicarse y reachar a los jugadores, donde sea que escojan jugar”.

Jim Ryan, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said, “We’ve had a strong relationship with Bungie since the inception of the Destiny franchise, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome the studio to the PlayStation family.”

“This is an important step in our strategy to expand PlayStation’s reach to a much wider audience. We understand the vital importance of the Bungie community to the studio, and we look forward to supporting them as they remain independent and continue to grow. Like Bungie, our community is central to the DNA of PlayStation, there is a shared passion for the players and for the creation of the best lugar to play the games to evolve todava más”.

Parsons, for his part, added that “Bungie and SIE believe that our game worlds are just the beginning of what will be our IP. Our original universes have immense potential, and with SIE’s support, we will convert Bungie into a global multimedia entertainment company dedicated to our creative vision”.

The Bungie purchase announcement came only weeks after Microsoft announced it was buying Activision Blizzard for close to $70,000 million. Oddly enough, Microsoft owned Bungie until October 2007, having acquired it in June 2000 to ensure Halo was exclusive to its first console at the time, the original Xbox.

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