We everyone laughed when Sony acquired Bungie right after Activision Blizzard was purchased by Microsoft, the company’s former owner. It appeared to be retaliation against the business. The $3.6 billion purchase of Bungie by Sony is now officially complete.
Microsoft stunned the gaming industry earlier this year when it revealed that it had paid $68.7 billion to acquire Activision Blizzard. Unfortunately, this action will remove a number of gaming franchises from the Playstation store. After we received that information, Sony revealed that Bungie had been purchased.
The purchase of Bungie by Sony has now been completed. These kinds of substantial, billion-dollar acquisitions require time to complete. Activision Blizzard is being acquired by Microsoft, although the deal is still pending permission from the US government. Even the UK is investigating this transaction, too. Therefore, it is uncertain whether Microsoft will be able to maintain its new toy.
Advertisement However, Sony also had to wait for the completion of its acquisition, which has already happened. Bungie just announced the completion of the $3.6 billion transaction and posted an tweet (via Engadget). We are honored to formally join the outstanding PlayStation team.
With the phrase “Per Audacia ad Astra,” the business concluded the tweet. To the stars with bravery.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, THEN? Given that Sony owns Bungie, it’s possible that the wildly successful Destiny series won’t be made available for Xbox platforms any longer. If so, this will be akin to Microsoft getting one back at them. Due to the Activision Blizzard merger, Playstation consoles will no longer support properties like Call of Duty, Overwatch, and others.
Advertisement Additionally, it’s unclear whether Sony will hire the company to create any new first-party properties. The business is currently collaborating with NetEase on a Destiny App. We are unsure how that will be impacted.
We’ll have to wait for more information before we can determine what Sony plans to do with Bungie on its team.