Bungie is Joining PlayStation

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Bungie is Joining PlayStation

Legendary developer to join PlayStation as independent, multi-platform studio and publisher.


Today I am happy to announce Bungie will be joining the PlayStation family.

First off, I want to be very clear to the community that Bungie will remain an independent and multi-platform studio and publisher. As such, we believe it makes sense for it to sit alongside the PlayStation Studios organization, and we are incredibly excited about the opportunities for synergies and collaboration between these two world-class groups. I have spent a lot of time with Pete Parsons, Jason Jones, and the Bungie management team to develop the right relationships where they will be fully backed and supported by Sony Interactive Entertainment and enabled to do what they do best — build incredible worlds that captivate millions of people.

Bungie’s world-class expertise in multi-platform development and live game services will help us deliver on our vision of expanding PlayStation to hundreds of millions of gamers. Bungie is a great innovator and has developed incredible proprietary tools that will help PlayStation Studios achieve new heights under Hermen Hulst’s leadership.

Here are a few words from Hermen about this exciting acquisition and what it means for gamers. 


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 that 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 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.

– Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios

Here are a few words from Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie.


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.

CREATIVE FREEDOM

Since taking flight in 1991, Bungie has always charted the future with our own star map – a path that is driven by our people and for our community. We are continuing that journey with new worlds in development, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

With Sony, the potential for our universes is unlimited. Our future games will take bold steps into unexplored spaces for Bungie, continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, and will always be built on a foundation of creating meaningful, lifelong friendships and memories.

We remain in charge of our destiny. We will continue to independently publish and creatively develop our games. We will continue to drive one, unified Bungie community. Our games will continue to be where our community is, wherever they choose to play.

With Sony’s support, the most immediate change you will see is an acceleration in hiring talent across the entire studio to support our ambitious vision. If this speaks to you, and you want to help us put a dent in the universe, we are hiring across all disciplines for Destiny 2 and for all new worlds beyond.

THREE DECADES AND COUNTING

What makes our worlds come to life is our community and our people in the studio. Our people are the soul of Bungie. Empowered by our people, we have pushed the boundaries of what we thought was possible and transformed who we are as a company.

Over the past 30 years, the inviting worlds we’ve built have turned into thriving communities, and that community is the true magic. These communities have taken Bungie beyond games. They have forged life-long bonds, and humbled us with the real, meaningful good they drive within us and the world.

More than anything, Sony understands that our people and our community are both the priority, and the heart of our success, and are willing to stand alongside us as we continue to use our platform to drive action towards a more welcoming and equitable world. Our goal is to build a place where the world’s most creative and talented people can come and do their best work, no matter who they are, where they are from, or how they identify.

That’s the real dent in the universe we want to make — the one we want to last beyond us.

Be a part of this future with us. See you Starside.

– pete

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261 Comments

  • Ready for a new ip from them.

    • I really enjoyed the epic journey that were Bungie’s Halo games so I was very excited for Destiny and then they made me feel like a hamster. I’ve heard that Destiny 2 has improved substantially and is much better game but I have a hard time trusting giving any more of my time to game that I felt was specifically designed to treat their player base like hamsters spinning an arbitrary wheel.

      I am hoping with Sony backing their creative freedom and nobody asking to make hamsters out of players, their next IP can be as epic a gaming franchise as their Halo legacy.

    • “I’ve been on record talking about increasing the size of the PlayStation community, and expanding beyond our historic console heartland. This can take many forms,” Ryan said. “We are starting to go multiplatform, you’ve seen that. We have an aggressive roadmap with live services. And the opportunity to work with, and particularly learn from, the brilliant and talented people from Bungie… that is going to considerably accelerate the journey we find ourselves on.” – Jim Ryan

    • Congratulations on an amazing acquisition! As a lifelong PlayStation player (since 1995) I am happy to see Sony acquire such a phenomenal team like Bungie! I’ve been a fan of Bungie since the first Halo & I have enjoyed a lot of Destiny as well. I really hope future titles from Bungie will include a dedicated Sony exclusive. I want to see Bungie make a narrative driven game (naughtydog style) for PlayStation while continuing their live service games for multiplatform. The thing that excites me the most is knowing that whatever new IP Bungie is working on, it’ll be developed with PlayStation in mind meaning fully integrated and amazing experiences for PlayStation fans! Happy gaming y’all 😁🎮🙌

    • Assuming this is a deal focused on new IP from Bungie potentially being exclusive while Destiny stays multiplatform and to support Spartacus with Bungie games day 1.

      I also believe a huge part of this acquisition is to use their tech in other online Sony games.

      Personally, not a fan. I would’ve loved Konami, Square, or any publisher with a stock of IP but obviously Sony is betting on the future and they need to counter Microsoft in the shooter market.

    • Congratulations. Please go for Konami we need that metal gear series & castlevania they clearly are sleeping on them & I think they’d be better off under your ownership

    • I’m amazed to see that 1.2 billion of that investment is to keep talent at the studio.

      At first I thought it was expensive, but then I saw it was awesome what you’re doing to keep talent from those companies.

      The next one to purchase would be Capcom, yes over Square-Enix. You already have fantastic relationships with Square-Enix and they already are making exclusive deals with PS.

      It’s the same reason why Xbox didn’t go for EA, because they know EA won’t say no to getting acquired by Microsoft but they already have a great relationship and will probably be the last piece if they continue to buy publishers.

      Bungie had the better deal in this acquisition, I think they’ll fit right in.

      Make Capcom and Bandai Namco, again they’d keep their independence, to block Microsoft.
      I really don’t like all these acquisitions and hopefully they will get blocked because they won’t stop until they bought everything given Microsoft’s history. Heck they wanted to buy Nintendo rather than making their own console at first.

  • Congratulations on new acquisition Sony. And welcome to the family Bungie

    • Bungie: Yes!

      Multi-platform: Dang! If Microsoft start to restrict Bethesda and Activision games then I hope this changes fast.

  • Hopefully they can try a new IP now.

    • My thoughts exactly. PlayStation is missing out on the FPS – no Killzone, no Resistance, soon no Call of Duty (after 2023).

  • Welcome to the PlayStation family! ;o

  • Seems like a lot of money and a weird move acquiring them just for them to remain “independent and multi platform” whatever that actually means. Personally would rather have seen them bring in Techland, Ember Labs, Supermassive, or gone full out and got Capcom or Sega

    • Makes all the sense. It’s same type of deal Microsoft has done with say Bethesda and Minecraft and Activision.

      Sony would loose to much money by pulley Destiny from Xbox. It’s a money pit as a lot of still play it on a daily basis. Spending money on cosmetics and dlc. Same way Microsoft won’t be pulling COD from Playstation as the amount of revenue they would loose would be insane.

    • They did this because Microsoft/Xbox just acquired activision blizzard so PlayStation is trying to get a decent company on their side acquiring a smaller company wouldn’t have as much effect but also halo is a big Xbox game that bungie made so they hit them where it hurt

    • It seems like it would make sense if they are continuing with the trend of putting their game to PC. Bungie has that experience.

    • I really wish they’d pick up Ember Labs as well.

    • Sony grabbing companies gives them leverage against MS and their dealings. But don’t be fooled, MS said the same about Bethesda and now apparently everything is exclusive going forward lol. This is just PR talk, likely Destiny will stay multiplat is all they mean. Or maybe they’ll do a playstation exclusive and a multiplat game at the same time

    • I thought bungie was valued at around $2b at the beginning of this year?

    • I agree with 100%. I don’t live service games and only sort of like destiny 1. I think this is a huge mistake where I don’t see immediate return on investment dedicated to one IP. so many other studios I would get for this bread. Take Two, square enix already in bed with Sony, capcom and even WB who I love all their IP’s but probably price way too high. Like you said still independent seem really foolish to buy. I am not excited about this at all. 3.6 billion could buy 10 great studios within a publisher with great IP’s.

    • @nonert25

      You don’t acquire a company for billions in a couple of weeks because Microsoft are purchasing Activision/Blizzard, this would have been many months in the making. I’m thinking Bungie has more IP’s up it’s sleeves which other companies can take up and flesh out

    • agree

    • Whatever I like to play Xbox because I’m a rebel I like both ha ha .

  • Will they be working on the Resistance Reboot?

  • I mean it’s cool but they really only have one good IP and that’s it, why not go after Sega or someone else.

    • That’s the biggest opinion comment I’ve ever seen.
      Myth, Marathon, Oni, Halo 1-3/Reach, then Bungie. Also Bungie has been working on a new FPS with NetEase for the past 3-4 years now………. Microsoft and Sony have been going for Sega since the PS2/Xbox/Dreamcase era mate. I’m sure they both still are, but hard to buy + worth even more.

    • Myth, Marathon, Oni, Halo 1-3/Reach, then Destiny 1/2*

    • They’re trying to drown out nintendo. Especially sony, with their past feud.

    • That does seem to be the case so this is primarily a move to generate more income for the PlayStation division than anything else. Simply a corporation’s move to print more money which is what pleases stockholders.

      Not sure why Iehos is so high on Bungle. In response to his comment, Halo is, of course, owned by Microsoft; Myth and Marathon are ancient and I doubt those would appeal to most PlayStation fans, maybe computer players aged 40+ would like to see those revived; no idea if Bungie owns Oni, it’s more likely that Take-Two Interactive does since Oni was published by Rockstar Games.

      Also, I highly doubt Sony and Microsoft have been going after Sega. Some Xbox executives wanted to purchase Sega back in 2000 but Bill Gates didn’t think it had value. Sega went through some hard financial times back then and now Sammy owns it. No idea what Sammy’s plans are though it did acquire Atlus (Index Holdings) in 2013, so it doesn’t seem like it would be interested in exiting the video game business but I really don’t know. Last week Sammy Sega did sell off Sega’s arcade locations, however, that wasn’t part of game development and I wouldn’t view that as anything more than getting out of bad situation with arcades losing a lot of money during the ongoing pandemic.

  • I don’t like live services and games full of micro transactions like destiny, so I hope this is not what PlayStation games will become with this partnership.

  • That was more than a few words from Pete

  • Welcome to the PS family. Looking forward to great games from Bungie.

  • fascinating

  • Welcome Bungie to the Sony PlayStation Family

  • Sony, you guys know Bungie doesn’t own Halo, right?

  • The only multiplatform game they made is Destiny, everything else was a Microsoft product. I don’t consider Destiny to be a big win, that game series had tons of controversy over people’s disappointments.

    All the same, I would really like to see a return of the Myth series.

    • Wrong, their early 90’s titles during their dark years (Microsoft) were Macintosh exclusive. Mainly the Marathon series, the precursor of Halo.

  • Great….Now hurry up and buy Capcom, Arc System and Square Enix before it is too late!

  • Who thought this was a good idea needs to get fired. Bungie hasn’t released anything that comes even close with the quality people expect from a Playstation title…

  • Can’t wait to see the new IP Bungie has been working on! Can we have Bungie work on a new Resistance, Killzone, or SOCOM reboot please?

  • Now please buy square enix and capcom before its get to late

  • Welcome on board bungie.I hope we have a great journey together by the way love destiny 2

  • Congratulations for Sony and Bungie 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

  • Amazing news 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

  • It’s pretty lame that games are not going to be exclusive to playstation. I can see Destiny 2 staying on xbox. But no new Ip’s should. Jim Ryan your greed is going to kill playstation. The focus should always the console. So lame Jim Ryan. This would have been a great acquisition. It is clear you are no longer comitted to the console. You really are the worst Jim Ryan.

    • You’re silly you do realize buying BUNGIE will benefit Sony because this allows them rake in more money which means more money in Sony’s pocket which allows them to make bigger purchases down the line. So no he’s not destroying anything, hes actually making it better.

    • You A) really don’t understand how business works, and B) seem very confused about the value of exclusivity, so let me try to briefly explain.

      It has always been true that software – not hardware – is where the majority of gaming profits come from. So, the more players have access to a title, the more copies it sells, the more the company owning the IP makes. Therefore, Sony titles hitting PC is opening new profit streams for the company (and the same can be said about any Bungie game that stays multi plat). When Ryan makes these moves, it generates more profit, creating more value for the shareholders WHICH IS LITERALLY HIS JOB. You are getting angry at him for doing exactly what he is paid to do. I’ll also add that what he’s doing is strengthening the brand, not destroying it, as so many seem to think.

      Now, for the exclusives thing. First, I’ll just ask how someone else getting to play a game on a different platform in any way impacts your enjoyment of that game on your platform or choice? While you’re considering that, I’ll give my 2 cents on this: I think the best scenario for consumers would be every game playable on every system that’s capable of handling it. So that means Sony titles on XBox, and vice versa. The most common counter argument I see to this is, “Well, if these games aren’t exclusive, why should I even own a Playstation?!” to which I would ask in response, is that the only reason you own one now? Because that makes it sound like you’re being forced to own the machine because you want the first party titles. It doesn’t really sound like you’re a Playstation user by choice, but rather by necessity, and shouldn’t that mean that those first party titles going multi plat be a GOOD thing for you? It gives you more choices, right? So many people (whose real issue is that they don’t want to share their toys) try to wrap this argument in the veneer of worrying about “devaluing the brand”, but I know that for me, personally, even if ALL titles were multi plat day and date, I’d still own a Playstation because I prefer couch gaming, I prefer their controller, and I genuinely appreciate Sony’s commitment to narrative driven, single player experiences, which is my preferred genre, and I will always want to support them for that.

      Also, if there were no exclusives, hardware manufacturers would be forced to innovate to draw consumers to their product, which is something that Sony already excels at (PSVR, Dual Sense, etc.)

  • Can somebody explain what will this “partnership” change if everything will remain the same?

    • they will help with PC ports and making multiplatform Sony MP games full of microtransactions, Jim Ryan said this in interview

    • This purchase means that Sony will take all the profits form everything that BUNGIE makes such as services, dlc, micro transactions, etc. But this will also allow for BUNGIE to make new IP with the option of making new IP Exclusive and/or multiplatform to rake in more money.

    • Ah, more PC ports? Yikes…

  • So Bungie and their one ip is valued at 50% of what MS played for Bethesda and their massive piles of ip? Sony are you absolutely nuts?!

    • BUNGIE rakes in a lot of money, they make a lot of cash by having a live service, dlc, etc game. So yes BUNGIE has a bigger profit than most games that Bethesda makes which are a one and done game. A company that makes a lot profit will definitely cost more.

    • Yes, but how do they make those profits? By exploiting their player base. I’m not in support of this purchase at all.

      Give that money to housemarque and give us returnal dlc and sequel!

    • @E4xtream I agree no likes companies that exploit their player base but thats the reality of todays gaming world. Look at Activision they rake in a lot of money form their live services and shooter IP’s so the BUNGIE and Activision purchase go hand to hand cuz they are money making publishers and Sony/Microsoft are corporations that want to make profits and rake in money and how else do you do but having publishers who are good at it.

  • Finally, a sequel to Oni! Konoko for Playstation All-Star Battle Royale 2!

  • This helps with Sony’s FPS problem with the potential of losing COD. Say what you will about Destiny but those games had some of the best shooting mechanics that I have ever played.

  • That is great, so can we now shut down 50% of the multiplayer projects and have those studio’s focus more on single players games and PSVR2 as that is the reason I’m on this platform.

  • Welcome to the PlayStation family

  • Very interested to see what bungie does in the future!

  • Let me get this straight, so Bungie can only self publish games from the Destiny franchise but not anything else??

    • Any existing IP like Destiny will continue being a self published game, unless Destiny 3 comes out than that’ll be a Sony/BUNGIE work but what this is saying is that Sony is going to profit from everything that BUNGIE makes and by that having a service like Destiny under their umbrella means more money in Sony’s pocket. But BUNGIE down the line will still have to respond to Sony and BUNGIE will have the option to make Exclusive/Mulitplatform games. Bungie is a money maker for Sony

  • For people saying they bought them because Microsoft bought Activision and they wanted to get back at them because Halo blah blah blah, this deal started 5-6 months ago so…no.

  • Microsoft buys 2 massive publishers and says they are going to make their games exlusive. Sony buys Bungie and immediately says xbox will have access to them, in fact Bungie is in charge and can put their games wherever they want! Unbelievable! Great thinking Jim and Herman! Your greed wanting to put your games on every piece of hardware is going to cost you in the end. Sorry but the soul of playstation is on the console. Putting first party games on xbox, Pc, mobile dilutes what makes the console special! I have bought and enjoyed every playstation console since 1995. But putting your exclusives on competing platforms because of greed is so sad and is pushing me away. You are going to destroy the soul of playstation, just like Microsoft is now. They are just a blob of companies with no connective ethos other than Gamepass. You spent 3.6 billion and you are not getting any exlusives out of it! Unreal! What should have been big news is instead garbage news. What a joke!

    • You may have a point here.

    • Sony got ripped off on the deal too.
      Bungie was worth about $2b the beginning of the year.

      Playstation is incapable of making smart decisions.
      Just look at the wastes they hire to troll this blog: andrewsqual (and his alt accounts), iamtylerdurden, Jisatsu_kiddo, plus more.

    • @alkalinetp That’s rich, coming from the no.1 troll account that forgot to select an avatar when creating your throwaway PSN account.

      Alt accounts? No idea what you are spewing now, mind you, what’s new?

      I give plenty of, not asked for or called for, feedback to Sony on here, if you actually read my comments. On this very thread I am yet again saying exactly how I feel about Hermen Hulst and what he and Ryan are doing to my PlayStation brand.

      Your feedback is just the same typical Xbot crap your lot has been saying the past decade.
      You hate on Sony for putting out a GOTY winning game 🤣, that’s how much sense you make.

      For example, how many more times do you plan on hating on Horizon Forbidden West before its incredible reviews drop?

    • Agree with Andrew.

      @alkaline

      You don’t even have a real PlayStation account, you have no avatar, everything is private because you made an account just to troll Sony. You don’t have a PlayStation. It’s pathetic and sad to see someone do this.

      I own an Xbox btw. Tee Durden 1. Add me. Been gaming on Xbox since the original. I have a PC, DS. Since about 2011 I’ve preferred PlayStation because I feel like they have produced the most quality games since that point in time and I have enjoyed their output and ecosystem more than any other in that time period.

      I have issues with other companies but I do not go on their blog and troll even if I actually am invested in their ecosystem.

      You literally troll every blog post you can. Every single comment is an attempt to troll Sony. Horizon Forbidden West looks stunning and you troll that constantly.

      You were so critical of Activision……until Microsoft acquired them. The day Microsoft acquired them you are on here attacking Sony and not a negative word about Activision since. You are a sad little girl with very little knowledge about the industry. You attack multiplatform indies when they make a post on this blog because you hilariously think they are somehow exclusive to PlayStation. RPGolf, Far. It’s funny and sad.

      I have issues with Andrew and at the same time I’m not a fan of the Bungie acquisition but I understand it from a business perspective. Future IP will likely be exclusive and all Bungie content will probably be day n date on Spartacus. Sony will obviously use Bungie’s best in class tech to cultivate their own service games and shooters as well. From that standpoint it helps every PS studio but it’s also a move that will potentially raise annual revenue forever. More revenue equals more studios and more games. I’m not a fan of the move, but I get it. Sony is very absent in the FPS and multiplayer genre as well and this claims some stake to both.

      Btw, Microsoft spent 70 billion for Activision during the worst scandal in gaming. At a time when Call of Duty is garbage, Overwatch 2 in development chaos, and Toys for Bob repurposed as CoD support plus Crash and Spyro on hiatus. It’s business. You have to overspend to entice companies.

      And we really don’t know what will happen. Sony owns Bungie. Don’t assume that multiplatform automatically includes Xbox on future IP. We could see Bungie collaborations published by Sony, exclusive to PlayStation.

      It’s also an attractive chip for acquiring other devs or signing exclusive deals. A third party partnership like Deviation could benefit from Bungie’s tech in their service based FPS.

      Sony has done a great job cultivating studios and making the best of recent acquisitions. Insomniac has skyrocketed, Bluepoint is the best they’ve been, Housemarque has grown into a successful AAA dev. Sony obviously has a plan and Bungie should flourish under Sony’s direction.

      Let’s wait n see. That’s the problem with TMZ gamers. You care about headlines more than actual games. Despite negative headlines for PlayStation, the product remains exceptional. PS5 has outperformed specs, DualSense/SSD have exceeded hype, and a steady amount of quality exclusives litter the ecosystem now and in the imminent future. 2022 is packed. Since 2018 PlayStation has been immaculate in terms of product quality and that should mean more than gossip. I know ppl hate Ryan/Huslt but I can join in on the trolling until I am no longer pleased with Sony’s product.

    • Either of you ps employees gonna buy sony’s ev?

      What do you think about acquisitions in general?

      Oh, and steam deck releasing soon. Hmm?

    • Besides, I already gave ps my one compliment of the year towards their pc ports – remember?

    • If ps and sony would make intelligent decisions for what used to be my favorite gaming device, I’d have no reason to post on this blog.

      I am, by far, not the only one who sees major issues with how ps is being run – you can look up many articles about it or read comments from other sites. Plus, it aint difficult to see… unless you’re you, it seems.

      You two constantly trying to attack me and my credibility (and failing, because you both are factually chronic liars) for something that is obvious to those with eyes, must stem from one of two sources: Extreme blind fanboyism, or paid slave. Why else would you take my comments towards a big business so personal?

  • Maybe they could use all that money at Sony to create something truly fantastic

    • Activision gave them a billion and they made Destiny, an incredibly overated game from early last gen.

    • Tbf, look at every other attempt to copy Destiny. Anthem, Outriders, etc. They’ve been trainwrecks. I understand if ppl aren’t into these type of service based games but Bungie did create something new and technically impressive. A game that had major impact on the industry and huge success.

      Anthem and Outriders give us some perspective. It’s not easy to create a huge, persistent game with cutting edge tech and continuous support. I’m no Destiny fanboy but I can appreciate the impressive ongoing support, tight gameplay and production, and the immensely impressive online architecture that worked even in alpha. The loot and inventory system was apparently good enough to be copied by numerous devs. Look at Outriders. Even if it’s not my style of game I can appreciate what they accomplished. Ppl need to accept that Destiny was never an attempt to be Mass Effect. It was designed to keep ppl playing over a decade long period. If it was all story based ppl would move on. Like it or not, this is a genre and nobody has done it better on console.

  • Unless staying multiplatform means already available games like Destiny 2 and maybe PC ports I think this was a horrible acquisition. Xbox is already taking away some of the biggest WRPG, Blizzard games and much more by acquiring publishers and Sony acquiring to let future games be multiplatform really devalues Playstation. I thought Playstation players paying for MLB while Xbox got it on Game Pass was bad, but news keep coming and Playstation really looks like the worse option this gen. Hopefully we get at least some good news soon and “spartacus” end up being something worth paying for unlike the already available ps now and ps plus.

    • You obviously dont know how the industry works. It’s not all about Exclusives, BUNGIE will make exclusives for Sony as well, new IP but BUNGIE will still make existing IP on all existing platforms. That is the deal there the money making, the fact that Sony will now get to rake in cash from everything that BUNGIE makes is a huge plus because this allows Sony to make bigger purchases down the line. It’s more money in Sony’s pocket. Why would Sony completely lock BUNGIE down when the have a player base of 20+ million down to 2 million that is so silly from them.

    • @EddyAlva1990
      Already existing IP and live-service games already available (Destiny2) makes sense to stay multiplatform like I said in my original comment, but maybe you missed it or English being my second language made it hard to understand. But did you read the interview? Unless they lied, it’s PR speak or whatever, new IPs will be multiplatform with Bungie deciding. Also exclusives matter a lot when buying a console, not all people can afford all of them and they will choose the one with more games or the games they like the most. The competition is taking away so many IP from playstation that you will have to move/join their ecosystem one way or another unless you don’t care about those games. And yes I understand that sony going “beyond consoles” will make them more money, but at that point what will playstation offer that is better than elsewhere. I only hope “Spartacus” ends up being equal or better than Game Pass.

    • @JasonANR You do know that most of these interviews are PR talk and not downplaying what they said but this doesn’t mean that down the line BUNGIE won’t make an exclusive game for Sony. You dont make a 3.6 Billion purchase to hand out everything to everyone, eventually there will be some lock down exclusive on the PS. As for Spartacus who knows exactly what they are doing I doubt bigger and better than Game pass but I do believe that there will be some good perks like maybe the upcoming Destiny DLC might just be free on PS while everyone else has to pay for it, little things like that.

    • @EddyAlva1990
      Microsoft did make similar statement about exclusivity, but they were vague. Bungie seems to be more clear about new games.

      “Q. Bungie has future games in development, will they now become PlayStation exclusives? ​
      No. We want the worlds we are creating to extend to anywhere people play games. We will continue to be self-published, creatively independent, and we will continue to drive one, unified Bungie community.”

      Unless by multiplatform the mean PS5 and PC and it wouldn’t be a lie.

    • @JasonANR
      Honestly man all these purchases like Bethesda, Activision, Bungie, they are all a coin toss, yes theyve all said exclusive this and that and this wont and this maybe and blah and blah that. All that could change until these companies really start breaking ground with them and they start seeing the profits on whether there is or not, then will start seeing what could happen, anything could change down the line.

    • @jasonANR I’m gonna be honest, I don’t know if Spartacus can compete with GP with how many studios Microsoft has. Maybe if they throw there exclusives into there service then it might compete, hoping it’s good

    • @FoxyLoli
      Yeah, Xbox now has 32 studios and a lot of iconic IPs, while Playstation only has 18 studios I think. Even if PS adds 1st party games day one Game Pass will definitely have the quantity, one would hope Spartacus will bring the “quality”. We know Sony is not done with acquisitions, but Microsoft probably isn’t either…

    • @Jason

      This is what’s wrong with fans nowadays. You claim to know that every Activision and Bethesda game going forward will be exclusive and every Bungie game will be full multiplat/Xbox.

      Stop taking every PR line as gospel. Phil Spencer threatened to end the relationship with Activision two months ago and now they own them. Microsoft went from game by game basis to insinuating full exclusivity. Why would you believe every word from PR merchants and liars when they continue to lie?

      The truth is, we don’t know what will happen. We can speculate and guess based on the flimsy word of people who are paid to manipulate or we can wait and see.

      What exactly has changed since Bethesda? Deathloop? Ghostwire? Even Quake and Skyrim came out on PlayStation. All we have is the word of scumbags that Starfield and Elder Scrolls Six will be exclusive. Even then I wouldn’t doubt the possibility of a PlayStation release years after launch because companies are only faithful to their pocketbook.

      CoD is on PlayStation for almost two more years, guaranteed. After that, I bet it stays just like Minecraft. Some IP are too big and stripping the fanbase will only diminish the IP and total revenue. Microsoft hasn’t even committed to every Activision game being on Gamepass.

      Literally nothing has changed but the publisher. Don’t get carried away with analyzing the words of snake oil salesmen. Live in reality. We’ll see how everything plays out.

      All this talk that Sony can’t compete is theoretical. Look at 2022. Who has the more impressive lineup? In reality PlayStation has absolutely delivered the better product from PS5 launch to this year’s expectations. From games to hardware. Exclusives, DualSense, SSD, and even performance has at worst matched SX and at best been more consistent.

      Gamepass is great but unless you are a casual gamer it can’t erase every sin. Lack of exclusives, no launch lineup essentially, huge dry spells, disappointing controller, and slower, more expensive proprietary expansion. They even manipulated you with the teraflop hype. Overhyped Series S as well.

      The Xbox ecosystem has lived off backwards compatibility and a budget friendly service as opposed to innovation and quality. I enjoy playing indies on Gamepass but the best games aren’t on the service at launch and until they are, Gamepass will stay a fun diversion rather than my primary focus.

      Look at this year. Forbidden West, God of War, Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Elden Ring, Dying Light 2, Sifu, Stray, Salt and Sacrifice, Tchia, Forspoken, and more will not be on Gamepass. These are most of the biggest AAA and indie releases of this year and they will not be on Gamepass and most exclusive to PlayStation.

      Gamepass is nice value but Sony will always offer a particular quality that Microsoft can’t match and many of the best games won’t be on Gamepass. So unless you are merely a budget gamer or casual, there will always be a place for Sony even if Spartacus doesn’t take off. Unless RS Extraction, Back 4 Blood, Outriders, Anacrusis, Aliens Fire team, and some decent indies are your flavor you will miss out being Gamepass exclusive. We can mention the next Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, but that’s several years away.

      And imo Sony holds the trump card. It depends on your tastes but if they put all exclusives on Spartacus day one I believe it would automatically be the better service, at least for my circle of friends. You can argue Overwatch, CoD, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Halo, Forza but Elder Scrolls is on a once in a decade trajectory, Fallout isn’t in development, and Halo is free to play, and Overwatch and CoD just don’t appeal to many outside the casual base. I believe IP like God of War, Spiderman, The Last of Us, Uncharted, Horizon, Bloodborne, Ghost of Tsushima, Demon’s Souls, Gran Turismo hold huge appeal. With the exclusivity between Square we could easily see new Final Fantasy and other releases on Spartacus if Sony were to put all their cards in. Add every Bungie release and future IP like Wolverine and the many third party deals Sony is known to acquire and it’s very competitive. Plus, a catalog of Sony’s best games across every generation, VR, and the fact that it’s bundled with PS+ and Sony could absolutely give Microsoft a run if they went all in on Spartacus. Much larger install base and 50 million PS+ subs already. PlayStation currently dominates in sales and revenue. They have film/TV, music, mobile, VR, Televisions, headphones, electronics, worldwide + Japanese appeal to leverage. Sony doesn’t have the Capital but they still are extremely well equipped to continue being a massive player in the industry.

      Before Activision and Bethesda Microsoft couldn’t sniff the success Sony had with their IP last gen. 20 mil units of God of War and Uncharted 4. By the end of 2022 they will likely have released 12 first party exclusives in a five year span that will or already have hit 10+ mil units lifetime. That’s incredible.

      2017-2022

      Already or projected 10+ mil units.

      God of War
      Spiderman
      Uncharted 4
      Horizon ZD
      The Last of Us 2
      Ghost of Tsushima
      Miles Morales
      Days Gone
      GT Sport
      Forbidden West
      GT7
      God of War Rag

    • @iamtylerdurden1
      That is a lot. It may be PR talk, but unlike CoD which may stay for 2-3 years or forever being multiplatform, other games might be full exclusives. They confirmed Starfield is not releasing on PlayStation and newer games (probably the unannounced games) from Zenimax and ABK would be exclusive to Xbox, PC, Game Pass. PR talk or not people will now decide which platform to get based on that and those games being available day one on their service is a big advantage. I’m also not doubting the quality of Playstation games, some of the best in the industry and my favorites, but the acquisitions that MS did are too big to ignore.

    • Tyler durden works for playstation as a social media poster.
      He’s trying to convince you playstation is not flopping like a fish rite now.
      Look at how hard he tries and fails. Quite a spectacle.

    • Their trump card are exclusives, which they gave up on, in a time when Microsoft is doubling down on exclusives.
      It’s like the Americans had the A bomb during WW2 and gave the technology to the enemy, subsequently halting all progress themselves… Oo
      On top of that they had the genius idea to push through a price hike in their most trying times. Twist and turn it as you like, to me it feels like the current leadership is actively trying to destroy the brand they just inherited.

  • I have been with playstation since the launch of ps1 and I don’t see myself leaving anytime soon. I’m not against playstation obviously but I don’t think any console owner should be allowed to buy games studios (sony or microsoft) as the people who will always get screwed are the players. Now I will sit back and wait for all the hate

  • New ip would be cool.

  • terrible news, microsoft buys multiplatform studios and makes them exclusive for windows PCs and Xbox, Sony buys multiplat studio and they will keep releasing games to all platforms and also Jimbo in interview once against said he is going to other platform with our future games and beyond consoles, RIP PLAYSTATION i loved you, SALUTE TO PS1 PS2 PS3 PS4 PSP and PS VITA, hell even PSP GO will be remembered better then PS5 aka the useless multiplatform box

  • This may have been good news somewhere before the release of Destiny. Now its just news.

  • The way things are going, Sony will pay Bungie to release games exclusively on PC.

  • Guys go read interviews with Jimbo, he said he is finished with consoles and wants PS games everywhere, RIP PS5, how one guy can kill a whole brand and its quality games

    • Wow, you’re right:

      He also talked about Sony’s ambition to grow its live services and grow beyond PlayStation’s “historic console heartland.”

      “I’ve been on record talking about increasing the size of the PlayStation community, and expanding beyond our historic console heartland. This can take many forms,” Ryan said. “We are starting to go multiplatform, you’ve seen that. We have an aggressive roadmap with live services. And the opportunity to work with, and particularly learn from, the brilliant and talented people from Bungie… that is going to considerably accelerate the journey we find ourselves on.”

    • Sony seems more interested in manufacturing electric vehicles.

  • Welcome to the Playstation family Bungie 💙! Now please buy Square Enix , Fromsoftware, Ember Lab!

  • Is Destiny the second best-selling FPS after COD? If so, this makes sense, as long as the next FPS from Bungie is exclusive like Microsoft are planning with COD. I couldn’t care less either way, not a genre I’m into.

  • This is great news! also bravo on it being clear about it staying multi-platform. Excited for the future of PS!

  • Welcome to the PlayStation family!

  • they could have purchased a company like sega for roughly the same amount — 3.6b according to keighley (capcom and S-E are not far off from that price either). you would be getting 40 years worth of popular franchises and IP at your disposal, including jrpg juggernaut atlus studios. to purchase bungie for a single IP (an IP which has become tainted over the past few years) is unfounded and a waste of resources. did sony rush this deal just to please shareholders, knowing that it was greatly overvalued? l would guess so. what a grave disappointment.

  • Good job! Welcome BUNGIE! I think this was a great deal to make.

  • Nice

  • Good job! Welcome BUNGIE! I think this was a great deal to make.❤💪🏿💪🏿🐐🐐🐐

  • Oh, does this mean PlayStation owners will get Destiny 2 for free?………. Oh wait 😂😂😂😂

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