Bungie, the firm behind the Destiny and Halo series of games, has been acquired by Sony Corporation. The acquisition will cost Sony $3.6 billion, making it the most expensive in the company’s game division’s history.
At present, Bungie is maintaining Destiny 2, working on a new game set in the same universe, and developing a project set in an entirely different universe. Bungie’s purchasing price was around 15 times that of Insomniac Games’ $229 million takeover.
Bungie used to be a part of Microsoft’s gaming group, which is a fascinating fact. The business gained autonomy, collaborated with Activision Blizzard for a while, and then began publishing Destiny on its own.
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According to Bungie, it will become an independent unit of Sony’s gaming division once the purchase is completed. Destiny 2 is now available on both PlayStation and PC with Xbox, and the studio plans to continue releasing multiplatform titles.
Bungie’s executive team will remain in place. The studio will be led by a board of directors, which will include Bungie’s existing CEO, Pete Parsons, as well as the rest of the studio’s top executives.
The company’s creative flexibility will be preserved. The firm will actively hire personnel and intensify game production thanks to Sony’s resources.