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Sony to acquire Bungie, could pitch Destiny series against the Call of Duty franchise

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Microsoft has been extremely getting gaming studios to bolster its Xbox and PC video gaming portfolio. It recently announced a move to obtain Activision Snowstorm Inc in a multi-billion dollar offer. Apart from this, Take-Two Interactive Corp just recently introduced its move to get mobile video game programmer Zynga Inc. To stay up to date with the pace, Sony Group Corp has revealed that it is acquiring Bungie Inc, a US-based computer game developer, which has actually serviced several prominent titles consisting of Destiny and Halo franchises.

Sony Team Corp has revealed that it is getting Bungie Inc for $3.6 billion. This purchase will certainly offer Sony with accessibility to among the most popular first-person shooter games, Destiny, that will certainly complete against the Call of Obligation collection Sony regularly maintains getting computer game studios, with Bungie being its biggest procurement of the past decade. The business usually gets small studios as well as improves them like Naughty Dog and also Guerrilla Games. Apart from these, Sony back in 2019 obtained Insomniac Games and also Housemarque to help bolster its PlayStation exclusives library.

With the procurement of Bungie, Sony will have a substitute for the Call of Duty franchise business for the future, if Microsoft at a later point determines it wants to take the series specifically to Xbox and also PC. During the statement, Sony did state that Fate 2 as well as other titles will not go exclusively to PlayStation systems.

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" This acquisition will certainly provide SIE access to Bungie's world-class approach to live game services as well as technology know-how, advancing SIE's vision to get to billions of players," Sony stated in the statement. Bungie will continue to run separately, "maintaining the ability to self-publish and also get to players wherever they choose to play."

After the purchase is complete, Bungie will certainly operate as an independent subsidiary of Sony Interactive Enjoyment. The firm will certainly remain to be helmed by Bungie's existing Chief Executive Officer Pete Parsons. The complete amount disclosed includes staff member incentives and also goes through popular functioning funding and also various other modifications.

Bungie was initially drawn back in 1991, and also was after that acquired by Microsoft in a $30 million deal. The firm was at that time working with Halo, an IP that Microsoft still remains to milk. Halo proved to be exceptionally prominent and put Xbox on the map. Nonetheless, in 2007 Bungie as well as Microsoft parted ways as well as the workshop started dealing with Destiny with Activision. After that in 2019 they parted methods with Activision to self-publish and operate Destiny independently.