Sony to Buy Bungie For $3.6 Billion

February 1, 2022

Microsoft recently made waves by acquiring Activision Blizzard. Now, rival Sony has announced it is buying Bungie for $3.6 billion.

Bungie is arguably most famous for creating the Halo and Destiny franchises. These days, 343 handles all things Halo, but what does the future hold for Destiny?

In an official Sony blog post, Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie, reassures fans that they will retain “creative freedom” after the acquisition. Part of that creative freedom means that Destiny 2 will not become a PlayStation exclusive. However, Sony is clearly counting on more than the Destiny franchise for their future success.


We know this because Bungie has been working on a new IP. There have been no public glimpses of what this IP is or even what type of game it may be. But given that Bungie has revolutionized the FPS genre twice (first with Halo, then with Destiny), it seems that Sony is counting on lightning striking three times.

The new IP hasn’t slowed development on Destiny 2, though. In the same post, Parsons reminded gamers that Bungie is “hiring across all disciplines for Destiny 2 and for all new worlds beyond.” And as for Destiny 2, its Witch Queen expansion will be getting a major update this month.

So, what do you think Bungie’s mysterious new IP is? Let us know in the comments!

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