Bungie is becoming part of the PlayStation family in a significant acquisition for the company just a few weeks after Microsoft announced the addition of Activision.

President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan announced the acquisition of Bungie today while maintaining that they will continue to be a multi-platform independent studio and publisher. 

Head of PlayStation Studios, Herman Hulst, had this to say about the new member of the PlayStation family:

I am absolutely thrilled to announce a new member will be joining the PlayStation family!

I’ve been a fan of Bungie for many years. I have admired and enjoyed the games they create – and have great respect for their skill in building worlds that gamers want to explore again and again.

Bungie makes games with outstanding technology that are enormously fun to play. They also have an unmatched dedication to the communities that play their games, and everyone at PlayStation, and PlayStation Studios, will be excited about what we can share and learn from them.

I have spent a great deal of time with the senior team at Bungie, and it is clear their experience and skills are highly complementary to our own. We will be ready to welcome and support Bungie as they continue to grow, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this incredible team. “

CEO of Bungie, Pete Parsons, also added:

We believe games have limitless potential and that to do anything worthwhile in entertainment, we must bet big on our vision, on our studio, and on our incredible team of trusted creators who build unforgettable worlds that truly matter to people.

In Sony, we have found a partner who unconditionally supports us in all we are and who wants to accelerate our vision to create generation-spanning entertainment, all while preserving the creative independence that beats in Bungie’s heart. Like us, Sony believes that game worlds are only the beginning of what our IPs can become. Together, we share a dream of creating and fostering iconic franchises that unite friends around the world, families across generations, and fans across multiple platforms and entertainment mediums.

Today, Bungie begins our journey to become a global multi-media entertainment company.”

It looks like the two sides in this deal both gain a lot from the synergy of the two companies. Sony gets a new infusion of talent and ideas to aid them in the multiplayer space, while Bungie gains the full backing of Sony to hire more employees and create even more well-rounded products. I’m certainly happy that they will remain a multi-platform publisher and developer. I don’t want anyone missing out on Destiny or any other Bungie games on different platforms just for the sake of an exclusive. 

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