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Sony Buys HALO and DESTINY Video Game Developer Bungie for $3.6 Billion

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed that they have bought Bungie, the video game developer behind franchises such as Halo and Destiny. Sony spent $3.6 billion for the company.

It’s explained that the agreement will give the Sony games division access to Bungie’s “world-class approach to live game services and technology expertise.” Bungie will continue to operate unassisted as a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment. It will be run by Bungie’s Board of Directors chaired by Pete Parsons and Bungie’s current management team.

Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Group Corporation said in a statement: “Bungie has created and continues to evolve some of the world’s most beloved videogame franchises and, by aligning its values with people’s desire to share gameplay experiences, they bring together millions of people around the world. As part of our Purpose to ‘fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology, we will utilize the Sony Group’s diverse array of entertainment and technology assets to support further evolution of Bungie and its ability to create iconic worlds across multiple platforms and media.”

Jim Ryan, President, and CEO of, SIE said: “We’ve had a strong partnership with Bungie since the inception of the Destiny franchise, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to officially welcome the studio to the PlayStation family. This is an important step in our strategy to expand the reach of PlayStation to a much wider audience. We understand how vital Bungie’s community is to the studio and look forward to supporting them as they remain independent and continue to grow. Like Bungie, our community is core to PlayStation’s DNA, and our shared passion for the gamer and building the best place to play will now evolve even further.”

Pete Parsons, CEO, and Chairman, Bungie added: “In SIE, we have found a partner that fully supports us and wants to accelerate our vision of creating meaningful entertainment experiences that span generations, all while valuing the creative independence that is the heartbeat of Bungie. We will continue pursuing our vision of one, unified Bungie community, building games that value our community and meet them wherever and however they choose to play. Both Bungie and SIE believe that game worlds are only the beginning of what our IP will become. Our original universes have immense potential and, with SIE’s support, we will propel Bungie into becoming a global multi-media entertainment company dedicated to delivering on our creative vision.”

Based in Bellevue, WA and with more than 900 employees, Bungie is famous for creating unforgettable, evolving worlds centered around high-quality gameplay experiences that promote meaningful player connections. Currently, the team is concentrated on the long-term development of the very successful Destiny 2, expanding the Destiny universe, and building completely new worlds in future IP.

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