Sony’s PlayStation Studios Buys Bungie for $3.6 Billion!


Sony has introduced its PlayStation Studios plans to purchase the unique Halo & Future sequence sport developer Bungie for a whopping $3.6 billion!

Maybe a response to final yr’s Microsoft take-over of Zenimax holding firm that owns Bethesda and id Software program. After all earlier this month Microsoft purchased Activision-Blizzard and who is aware of who that can lead Sony to purchase subsequent (Capcom, Konami or Sega?) because the recurring income stream of month-to-month subscriptions like Xbox Recreation Go and PlayStation Plus brings us to a brand new age of the next-gen console wars, the mega sport firms all in search of sufficient content material to satiate our starvation for thrilling new video games! How fortunate it’s for us gaming followers — whether or not you personal a number of consoles or solely non-PlayStation programs — that Sony has confirmed Bungie’s video games will keep multi-platform. 🙂

Learn the complete Sony buyout of Bungie press launch with quotes from all firms concerned:

Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Leisure mentioned:

“I’m blissful to announce Bungie will probably be becoming a member of the PlayStation household.

First off, I need to be very clear to the group that Bungie will stay an impartial and multi-platform studio and writer. As such, we consider it is smart for it to take a seat alongside the PlayStation Studios group, and we’re extremely excited in regards to the alternatives for synergies and collaboration between these two world-class teams. I’ve spent quite a lot of time with Pete Parsons, Jason Jones, and the Bungie administration crew to develop the precise relationships the place they are going to be totally backed and supported by Sony Interactive Leisure and enabled to do what they do greatest — construct unimaginable worlds that captivate tens of millions of individuals.

Bungie’s world-class experience in multi-platform growth and stay sport companies will assist us ship on our imaginative and prescient of increasing PlayStation to tons of of tens of millions of avid gamers. Bungie is a superb innovator and has developed unimaginable proprietary instruments that can assist PlayStation Studios obtain new heights beneath Hermen Hulst’s management.

Listed below are a couple of phrases from Hermen about this thrilling acquisition and what it means for avid gamers.”

Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios, added:

I’m completely thrilled to announce a brand new member will probably be becoming a member of the PlayStation household!

I’ve been a fan of Bungie for a few years. I’ve admired and loved the video games that they create – and have nice respect for his or her ability in constructing worlds that avid gamers need to discover time and again.

Bungie makes video games with excellent expertise which are enormously enjoyable to play. In addition they have unmatched dedication to the communities that play their video games, and everybody at PlayStation, and PlayStation Studios, will probably be enthusiastic about what we are able to share and be taught from them.

I’ve spent a substantial amount of time with the senior crew at Bungie and it’s clear their expertise and expertise are extremely complementary to our personal.We will probably be able to welcome and help Bungie as they proceed to develop, and I can’t wait to see what the long run holds for this unimaginable crew.

Listed below are a couple of phrases from Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie:

“We consider video games have limitless potential, and that to do something worthwhile in leisure, we should guess large on our imaginative and prescient, on our studio, and on our unimaginable crew of trusted creators who construct unforgettable worlds that really matter to folks.

In Sony, now we have discovered a accomplice who unconditionally helps us in all we’re and who needs to speed up our imaginative and prescient to create generation-spanning leisure, all whereas preserving the artistic independence that beats in Bungie’s coronary heart. Like us, Sony believes that sport worlds are solely the start of what our IPs can turn into. Collectively, we share a dream of making and fostering iconic franchises that unite mates around the globe, households throughout generations, and followers throughout a number of platforms and leisure mediums.

Right this moment, Bungie begins our journey to turn into a worldwide multi-media leisure firm.


“Since chickening out in 1991, Bungie has at all times charted the long run with our personal star map – a path that’s pushed by our folks and for our group. We’re persevering with that journey with new worlds in growth, and we are able to’t wait to share them with you.

With Sony, the potential for our universes is limitless. Our future video games will take daring steps into unexplored areas for Bungie, proceed to push the boundaries of what’s attainable, and can at all times be constructed on a basis of making significant, lifelong friendships and recollections.

We stay in command of our future. We’ll proceed to independently publish and creatively develop our video games. We’ll proceed to drive one, unified Bungie group. Our video games will proceed to be the place our group is, wherever they select to play.

With Sony’s help, essentially the most quick change you will notice is an acceleration in hiring expertise throughout all the studio to help our bold imaginative and prescient. If this speaks to you, and also you need to assist us put a dent within the universe, we’re hiring throughout all disciplines for Future 2 and for all new worlds past.


“What makes our worlds come to life is our group and our folks within the studio. Our persons are the soul of Bungie. Empowered by our folks, now we have pushed the boundaries of what we thought was attainable and remodeled who we’re as an organization.

Over the previous 30 years, the inviting worlds we’ve constructed have become thriving communities, and that group is the true magic. These communities have taken Bungie past video games. They’ve solid life-long bonds, and humbled us with the true, significant good they drive inside us and the world.

Greater than something, Sony understands that our folks and our group are each the precedence, and the guts of our success, and are keen to face alongside us as we proceed to make use of our platform to drive motion in the direction of a extra welcoming and equitable world. Our purpose is to construct a spot the place the world’s most artistic and gifted folks can come and do their greatest work, irrespective of who they’re, the place they’re from, or how they determine.

That’s the true dent within the universe we need to make — the one we need to final past us.

Be part of this future with us. See you Starside.“

Get a have a look at what Bungie’s been as much as on this video for Bungie’s thirtieth Anniversary titled “Three A long time of Recollections”:

Bungie’s thirtieth Anniversary – Three A long time of Recollections Trailer

What video games do you assume Bungie will carry to the PlayStation 5?

I’m hoping Bungie will carry again the Halo sequence they made earlier than they made Halo, known as the Marathon Trilogy. Since they began out making Mac and PC video games like Marathon, Fable: The Fallen Lords and Oni. It’ll be fascinating to see if these sequence will probably be remastered, rebooted or keep useless. I really feel an enormous purpose for Bungie to go along with Sony against Microsoft is that Sony can efficiently flip all their sport franchises into motion pictures or TV exhibits. For instance, I’m tremendous wanting ahead to the upcoming Paramount’s Halo TV sequence and Sony’s Uncharted Film.

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