On yesterday’s evening, a very specific message made for a small earthquake in the gaming world: Sony takes over the developer studio Bungie for $ 3.6 billion. And makes it to the development studio for PS5. Shortly after the surprising Microsoft Activision deal, this is the second great message of this kind in a short time. Meanwhile, there are some interesting background information on the acquisition of bungie.
Sony-bungie deal was not a quick shot
The details come from the well-known industry insider Christopher Dring, who works among other things as an editor at the magazine Gamesindustry.biz. He reported to speak shortly after the announcement of the Deal Via Twitter to give some interesting information.
According to his information, the acquisition has been in preparation for five to six months and thus no direct response from Sony to the Microsoft Activision Deal or the acquisition of Zynga by Take-Two Interactive.
One of the main reasons for the deal by Sony is the strengthening of their own ways to produce live service and multiplatform games . On the other hand, bungie removes the opportunity to process its own games in the form of films or series. However, there are probably no more concrete planning.
Further tookers of Sony not excluded
Furthermore, Christopher’s urges declared that the PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has indicated to him further acquisitions of this kind. In this regard, “we should expect more”. Although he did not call any further details, but it is assumed that Sony wants to bring further deals with developer studios or perhaps even a publisher in the near future.