It was only a matter of time before Sony responded to Microsoft, and well who would have expected the acquisition of Bungie.
Sony is buying Bungie, the developer of Destiny and the original creator of Halo, for $3.6 billion!
According to their blog,
In SIE, 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, SIE 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.
This acquisition arms race is really heating up! Yeah, this deal was in talks for 5 to 6 months but it is still funny to see it as a response to Microsoft’s recent acquisition. Although it states that Bungie will have some autonomy, it remains to be seen how this will affect their future lines of games in the coming years.