Sony buys Bungie, the developer of Fate and the original creator of halo, for $ 3.6 billion. The acquisition comes shortly after Microsoft announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard in a $ 68.7 billion deal. Bungie will “continue to publish and creatively develop our games,” Bungie CEO Pete Parsons wrote in a blog post.

“At SIE, we have found a partner who unconditionally supports us in all that we are and who wants to accelerate our vision of creating a generation-wide entertainment while maintaining the creative independence that beats Bungie’s heart,” Parsons wrote. “Like us, SIE believes that the game worlds are just the beginning of what our IP addresses can become. Together we share the dream of creating and promoting iconic franchises that bring together friends around the world, families from generations and fans of multiple platforms and entertainment media.

Bungie will continue to be a multiplatform studio, according to GamesIndustry.bizand tells the audience emphatically that her future games will no becomes exclusive to PlayStation. “No. We want the worlds we create to expand wherever people play games. We will continue to be self-published, creatively independent and continue to run a united, unified Bungie community,” Bungie wrote in a frequently asked question about the deal. In this frequently asked question, Bungie also discussed how the acquisition will affect the long-standing hit Fate 2:

Q. As a Destiny 2 player, becoming a Bungie part of the PlayStation has any immediate impact on how I play and experience Destiny 2?

No. Our commitment to Destiny 2 as a multi-platform game with full Cross Play remains unchanged.

We want you to play The Witch Queen on February 22, 2022 on the platform of your choice.

Q. Will Destiny 2’s experience on platforms outside of PlayStation be affected by Bungie becoming part of PlayStation?

No. We want to maintain the same great experience you already have on your chosen platform.

Q. Will any announced seasons, events, packages or extensions be changed or affected by Bungie becoming part of the PlayStation?

No. Bungie retains full creative independence for our games and our community. Our plans for the Light and Dark sagas remain unchanged until The Final Shape in 2024.

Q. Will Destiny 2: The Witch Queen include any exclusive platforms?

No. The Queen of Witches will not contain exclusive platforms. Every player should have an amazing Destiny experience, no matter where you choose to play

Q. Will features for different platforms, such as Cross Save, Cross Play, Destiny 2 Companion, or third-party applications such as Destiny Item Manager (DIM), be changed or removed?

No. Bungie’s commitment to cross-platform gaming and social features remains unchanged. We believe that games are best shared with friends wherever they choose to play, and we will continue to invest in new features and platforms.

Q. Bungie has future games under development, will they now become PlayStation exclusive?

No. We want the worlds we create to expand wherever people play games. We will continue to be self-published, creatively independent, and we will continue to run a unified community of Bungie.

Q. Playing Destiny on Steam, Xbox or Stadia – will my platform continue to be supported?

Yes.

Developing …