Sony strikes back and buys Bungie

Sony strikes back and buys Bungie
NEWS Feb 1, 2022, 10:00 AM

Microsoft's recent purchase of Activision caught everyone by surprise and has been a hot topic on all forums about video games for the last couple of weeks. There's been a lot of speculation about the repercussions that such a purchase would have on both companies and the kind of impact it would have on the competition between Xbox and PlayStation. Microsoft may have a certain edge in that competition thanks to its Game Pass, which seems to be a bit more popular than what Sony is offering right now. The potential future addition of some Activision titles could boost its popularity leaving Sony far behind, so everyone was expecting some kind of reaction. 

Well, that reaction has just happened, and it has taken the form of another purchase. Sony has bought Destiny 2 developer Bungie for $3,6 billion, and Sony boss Jim Ryan has explained the reasons behind this movement in a statement: 

 

"We've had a strong partnership with Bungie since the inception of the Destiny franchise, and I couldn't be more thrilled to officially welcome the studio to the PlayStation family,"

"This is an important step in our strategy to expand the reach of PlayStation to a much wider audience. We understand how vital Bungie's community is to the studio and look forward to supporting them as they remain independent and continue to grow. Like Bungie, our community is core to PlayStation's DNA, and our shared passion for the gamer and building the best place to play will now evolve even further."

 

Bungie has also commented on the deal in a blog post where Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie, reveals that they will continue to be independent.

 

"We remain in charge of our destiny. We will continue to independently publish and creatively develop our games. We will continue to drive one, unified Bungie community. Our games will continue to be where our community is, wherever they choose to play."

 

This outcome is rather interesting if we consider that Bungie initially launched Destiny 2 under the wings of Activision, which is now Microsoft's property. Bungie stated that they gained the freedom to develop Destiny 2 and apply its commercial vision for the game when they broke ties with Activision and launched the game as free to play on Steam. Since then, Destiny 2 has gained a more stable player base, and the studio has released several expansions that have satisfied the fans. In fact, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen's launch is scheduled for next month, and it's highly anticipated.

 

 

It's quite unlikely that Destiny 2 ends as a PlayStation exclusive, but Bungie may be involved in other future projects that would end immersed in the war between Sony and Microsoft. Meanwhile, you can still enjoy Destiny 2 on several platforms and visit our comparator to find the best price to buy your Destiny 2: The Witch Queen code.

  • Fyra Frost

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