The Bungie deal officially closed today. The studio is now part of PlayStation.
Sony’s $3.6 billion acquisition of Bungie is complete. Jim Ryan announced back in February that Bungie would become an “autonomous subsidiary” of Sony Interactive Entertainment. That deal is now complete.
“Bungie will continue to publish its upcoming video games on multiple platforms when the agreement for its acquisition by Sony Interactive Entertainment is finalized. Thus Destiny is not about to become a PlayStation-exclusive franchise. So Xbox players can breathe a sigh of relief,” we noted at the time.
Now the creator of Halo and Destiny is under the SIE umbrella. It’s a new chapter for the company that as recently as 2007 was under the ownership of Sony’s main rival. Bungie was a part of Microsoft from 2000 until 2007 when the studio got spun off as a privately-held company.