PlayStation Acquires Bungie, the Studio That Originally Developed Halo



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Well if this isn’t ironic. After Xbox acquired the studio that owned PlayStation mascot Crash Bandicoot, PlayStation has acquired the studio that was behind the original Halo games.

PlayStation Acquires Bungie, the Studio That Originally Developed Halo

In an official statement from the PlayStation Blog, it has been announced that studio Bungie will be joining the PlayStation family. Head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst had this to say about the acquisition:

“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.

Source: The PlayStation Blog

Though Bungie was the studio behind the original Halo titles, they are currently the ones running Destiny 2. While some think that this acquisition could mean another title will become exclusive to the PlayStation, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan promises that Bungie will remain an independent and multi-platform studio and publisher.’

As on the Bungie side of things, the studio has been promised by Sony that they will be working hand-in-hand in expanding Bungie’s reach to the rest of the world. Bungie CEO Pete Parsons writes:

“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.”

We don’t know what’s in store for this acquisition yet, but fans are willing to wait and see what this could mean for the console wars moving forward.

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