Sony has plans to acquire Bungie, the studio behind the hit sci-fi MMO determination, in a deal valued at $3.6 billion. Bungie will be part of the Sony Interactive Entertainment family, which includes Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog, Guerrilla Games, Sucker Punch Productions, Bluepoint Games, and a handful of other prominent studios.
Bungie is positioning the acquisition as the beginning of a new era for the company — an era focused on global multimedia entertainment, not just gaming. Bungie will retain creative control over its franchises and will continue to develop games for all platforms, not just PlayStation, so a blog entry by CEO Pete Parsons.
“We will continue to independently publish and creatively develop our games,” he wrote. “We will continue to drive a unified Bungie community. Our games will continue to be where our community is, wherever they choose to play.”
The deal follows news on Jan. 18 that Microsoft Buy Activision Blizzard for $69 billion.
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