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Sony Moves to Acquire Bungie

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Written by: Ethan Price

January 31st, 2022

It has been just about 2 weeks since the tech and gaming giant Microsoft has publicly announced their acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. In this $75 billion deal, Microsoft will most likely look to make Activision's most popular franchises, such as Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro, version exclusives to the Xbox consoles going forward.

While this is far from ideal news for Sony due to the constant competition the PlayStation and Xbox have been in for most of the 21st century to date, Sony appears to have had a little trick up their sleeve. Yesterday, Sony purchased a company by the name of Bungie at a relatively low price of $3.6 billion (WSJ). Bungie is a game developer responsible for producing works such as the Halo and Destiny series. Although Bungie is not as valuable of an acquisition as Activision, this was a very strategic move by Sony's part as the Halo series has been an Xbox exclusive since 2001.

If my speculations are correct, both gaming giants will continue to own a chokehold on the console market but some version exclusives could eventually end up switching consoles, forcing many gamers to decide whether their allegiance to a game series or console is more significant.



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