As you’ve probably heard by now, Sony is acquiring the Destiny and former Halo studio Bungie for $3.6 billion. This surprise news comes just weeks after Microsoft announced it would acquire Activision Blizzard for close to $70 billion.
What else can we expect in the near future then? Even on the Nintendo front, it might be best to brace yourself for what’s to come – with Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan informing our friends over at GamesIndustry.biz to “expect more” in terms of PlayStation acquisitions.
These recent acquisitions haven’t really affected Nintendo so far, but if Sony and Microsoft continue to snap up studios – who knows what will be left. There’s already been a lot of speculation about who could be purchased next, and if it was a significant third-party developer, it could eventually impact Nintendo.
Sony has made it clear that Bungie will remain a multiplatform company. And Bungie itself will continue to independently publish and creatively develop its games. How are you feeling about this latest acquisition? Leave a comment down below.