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The gaming world is in shock once again. First it was Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard, and now Sony will be buying Bungie for $3.6 billion.
From PlayStation.Blog, here’s what President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, had to say about the acquisition:
Today I am happy to announce Bungie will be joining the PlayStation family.
First off, I want to be very clear to the community that Bungie will remain an independent and multi-platform studio and publisher. As such, we believe it makes sense for it to sit alongside the PlayStation Studios organization, and we are incredibly excited about the opportunities for synergies and collaboration between these two world-class groups. I have spent a lot of time with Pete Parsons, Jason Jones, and the Bungie management team to develop the right relationships where they will be fully backed and supported by Sony Interactive Entertainment and enabled to do what they do best — build incredible worlds that captivate millions of people.
Bungie’s world-class expertise in multi-platform development and live game services will help us deliver on our vision of expanding PlayStation to hundreds of millions of gamers. Bungie is a great innovator and has developed incredible proprietary tools that will help PlayStation Studios achieve new heights under Hermen Hulst’s leadership.
Look, this is some wild shit. Microsoft now have two of PlayStation’s old mascots, Crash and Spyro, and now Sony owns the company who carried Xbox with the Halo franchise…HUH!? I don’t know what to expect in the future for between PlayStation and Bungie, but hopefully it’s great.
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