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Submitted by paybackprahl 1058d ago | opinion piece

Bungie and Sony are friends, and PlayStation gamers will soon reap the benefits

PSU writes:

"I'm not here to wax poetic or sing Xbox praises . . . But recent weeks have brought Bungie, a studio formerly owned by Microsoft, into the PlayStation gamer's consciousness. Destiny, the first game in a planned 10-year narrative arc, will be the first Bungie game on a PlayStation console. The open-world sci-fi shooter, which looks to embrace social gaming in ambitious ways, will offer exclusive content for PlayStation 4 gamers. Bungie even closed Sony's PS4 reveal, a trump card by the latter that surely had Microsoft execs fuming. Yes, seeing Bungie on a Sony stage was surreal, but also incredibly exciting. Whatever your feelings on the studio's former loyalties, Bungie has a lot to offer PlayStation gamers, including..." (Bungie, Destiny, PS3, PS4)

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GalacticEmpire  +   1058d ago
Can't wait to see what this studio can do with Playstation hardware.

Looking at what they have to offer it's hard to see why Microsoft let them go multiplat in the first place, it must be a real stinger to the fanatical Xbox fans out there.

With PS4 being so development friendly we could also see games like Gears of War appear in 1080p HD collections on PS4, after all Epic owns the IP and not MS

Hopefully MS will pioneer some new IPs for next gen or there won't be much left to differentiate the Xbox 3 to the core gamer crowd.

@logic Yes, I didn't say that it wasn't. Edited & made it a bit clearer for people now.

@logic again, Actually it was said that MS had a 1 year exclusivity deal with Destiny before the PS4 announcement rocked the world...
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LOGICWINS  +   1058d ago
"Looking at what they have to offer it's hard to see why Microsoft let go multiplat in the first place, it must be a real stinger to the fanatical Xbox fans out there."

Isn't Destiny coming out on the 720 too?

Also, what exactly did Microsoft "let go". Letting something go implies that you had something in the first place. Microsoft never had any deal to make Destiny a 720 exclusive. The only deal that took place was with Sony and Activision for exclusive content.

EDIT: Yeah, I think Microsoft will put their most of their eggs in the Illumiroom basket. I'll reserve judgement until I see it.
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Snookies12  +   1058d ago
Yeah, Destiny is coming out on the next Xbox as well. (Rather, it should be, but the next Xbox still has yet to be officially confirmed.)

Regardless, I hope this game is on par with Halo in terms of quality. Even though I know a lot of the Halo team left for the 343 studios.
HammadTheBeast  +   1058d ago
PS4 is getting additional content. As well as PS3 I think.
shoddy  +   1058d ago
Yall can't disagree with ^^^.
They did have announced exclusive content on ps4.

Maybe master chief skin.
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IK IR Y IP T  +   1058d ago
destiny is a times exclusive on xbox for a year
LOGICWINS  +   1058d ago
^^WOW, thanks for the inside information. Didn't see that one coming at all!
princeofthabay  +   1058d ago
That isn't happening anymore
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Septic  +   1057d ago
Do you guys really think that MS won't get exclusive content too? Delusional or just wishful thinking?
loulou  +   1057d ago
lol all of sudden devs that make games for sony are all friends and do it just for love.

dont tell me, in n4gs warped reality when they do it for microsoft it just for money. and because they are scared that m$ execs will eat their children.

this is multi-plat by the way
Jek_Porkins  +   1058d ago
Microsoft didn't let Bungie go, Bungie wanted to move on and Microsoft wanted them to continue with Halo games since that is the Xbox' flagship series.

Even though Microsoft doesn't own the Gears Of War IP, they did publish all of them, fund development and pay for the advertising. Some people believe so many people left Epic because Microsoft got another deal for more Gears games next gen and people like Cliffy B didn't want to be locked in to making strictly Gears games for the next decade, and I can see that.

I wouldn't hold my breath with Gears going anywhere, Microsoft has deep pockets and Gears was their big franchise this generation.

Destiny looks good, but I also wouldn't count out MS getting some of their own exclusive content for the game when the 720 is announced later this year.

@Knight Crawler
It was amicable, its not like Destiny was ever going to be a Microsoft exclusive. I'm interested in what the end result it, upset a bit because if you go somewhere that doesn't have internet you cant play it though, which means the game will realistically only be good for a few years.
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Knight_Crawler  +   1058d ago
You do realize that MS owned Bungie and Bungie bought them self back...MS could have told the Bungie guys that they do not want to sell Bungie but MS did them a favor a said ok no problem.

So yeah MS let Bungie go.
Kyur4ThePain  +   1058d ago
Knight, anyone who says "could have" instead of "could of" deserves a bubble.
dcbronco  +   1058d ago

It's been rumored that part of the deal for allowing Bungie to buy their freedom was the rights to everything Halo and the right of first refusal on all future Bungie projects. If true it would mean MS exclusivity is possible on all Bungie games for a fee. I believe the RoFR is true since it's hard to believe Microsoft would have let them go for just a couple of hundred million when they made a couple of billion for Microsoft. That and the fact that MS already had around 50 billion sitting around in a sock.
pixelsword  +   1057d ago
They probably had a buyout option in their contract.
otherZinc  +   1057d ago
Destiny may come to the PS4.
BUT, I dont care what Bungie said on stage with SONY; Destiny wont make the PS3, period!

If it does; if you thought Skyrim ran like Sh*t, wait til an open world co-op Destiny runs on the PS3.
pixelsword  +   1057d ago
Free realms and DC Univefse are both open world co-op games, so what's the problem?
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1058d ago
This guy thinks Bungie and Sony are friends? Lol lets use our big boy words and say buissness partners.
braydox21  +   1058d ago
but when you they titled it as friends they are essentially saying that sony bungie have a better relationship compared to microsoft, so they are kind of trying draw out our inner fanboy to race to their defense, but since they didn't say anything negative at the same time so hating on the article has less impact, double win.
DOMination-  +   1058d ago
He also thinks Destiny is the first bungie game on a playstation console.
Kingdom Come  +   1058d ago
You honestly think that each platform won't have exclusive content in "Destiny"? Halo Armour is obviously going to be announced for the Xbox Version's. Just because exclusive content is announced for one platform, it doesn't exclude the potential for different content to be exclusive to another...
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vividi  +   1058d ago
seems logical
MysticStrummer  +   1058d ago
If next gen follows this gen's pattern, exclusive content will show up on the other platform eventually anyway.
silverbeld  +   1058d ago
Why should PS owners be happy to play Bungie ala Halo games when we already have great 3th party games. Like COD and BF.

PS owners also already have Killzone and Resistance.

But this may be good for xbox gamers to enjoy free online gaming with Bungie on PSN.

A big blow for xbox fanboys and great for real gamers.
ALLWRONG  +   1057d ago
Bungie showing up at Sony's conference was no different than Hideo Kojima showing up at MS E3.
showtimefolks  +   1058d ago
I could be wrong but now a day each 3rd party game will offer exclusive content to a console than later n that will become D!C to be sold to the other side

It's business as usual
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1057d ago
I never thought this day would come so soon! Bungie & ps4 ftw!
Kennytaur  +   1057d ago
Doesn't Microsoft hold publishing rights for Gears? That'd put a stop to any Playstation release of currently released titles.
blackhawkodst  +   1058d ago
Well after the massive FF / GTA / and now Metal Gear Sold coming to xbox, its no biggee to share the Bungie love, even if it is an MMO
Skips  +   1058d ago
GTA was was never an exclusive though. LOL. But I get what you're saying.

Also happy PS gamers got to experience the Bioshock and Mass Effect franchise!

Bioshock, Mass Effect, and Destiny for MGS and Final Fantasy! Even if FF has been lacking this gen.

As for games like Tekken and DMC. Ninja Gaiden and Dead Or Alive seemed like fair trades. lol
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1058d ago
Non of those IPs were ever exclusive, especially GTA.
MGS4 never went to 360 and GTA has never been exclusive.


Yeah, pretty much.
ALLWRONG  +   1057d ago
"MGS4 never went to 360" Yet! but all the others have.

"but but you never got teh MGS4" that sound familiar? That's because it's the only thing you guys have left to hold onto.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1057d ago
Who is you guys?
I was just stating facts and you went on a fanboy attack. I wouldn't mind you being able to play MGS4, even though it might take an entire generation like the other MG games.

It's kind of sad when you think that MGS4 is the only thing on PS3.
pixelsword  +   1057d ago
Yeah, but the ff stunk; GTA was ok I guess, the new 1 looks good (i never finish those games). MG games are mostly good, so that's the only good one.
Cocozero  +   1058d ago
I agree with blackhawkodst , FF/GTA/MGS/Tekken/DMC etc where much bigger blows to the PS camp.

For all we know Destiny could flop and since its an MMO I cant see it being free to play which could be pretty hard for PS players to stomach considering they play online for free.

If Destiny takes off you can bet MS will get the deals for the sequels.
HammadTheBeast  +   1058d ago
lol keep crying, PS3/4 are already getting additional content. Also, FF/GTA/MGS may have been "big blows" but they were second party titles, and every PS gamer can still enjoy game from the other 26 studios making games for PS4.
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ichimaru  +   1058d ago
who's crying. what are you 12, these are video games
shikamaroooo  +   1058d ago
Final Fantasy was never a PlayStation exclusive (8,9,10 were the only exclusives on PlayStation) GTA games were on Xbox last gen. MGS games were on Xbox last gen (started on Nintendo) Tekken and DMC where the only franchises that changed. You're acting as if PlayStation didn't gain the likes of Bioshock and Mass Effect.
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thedon8982z  +   1058d ago
You tellem, dumbass xbots!!!!
squallheart  +   1058d ago
You forgot 7 and 12
shikamaroooo  +   1058d ago
@squall 7 was released on PC and sorry I did forget 12
Perjoss  +   1057d ago
ff8 was also released on PC
Jaqen_Hghar  +   1058d ago
a man would think paying only for the game would be an easier pill to swallow than paying for online and the game no?
MysticStrummer  +   1058d ago
Somehow it's a point of pride for them to pay to play online. It would be kinda funny, except that their attitude led the gaming industry to start wondering what else they could charge gamers extra for, such as online passes for used games.
momthemeatloaf   1058d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
josephayal  +   1058d ago
Sony-Bungie Nice Combination
Bungie is a great developer and Halo games have generally been great, TBH i Can't wait to Play destiny 'Halo' on my PS4
CommonSenseGamer  +   1058d ago
This whole nonsense around exclusives is infuriating and illustrates why we need a common set of hardware standards that developers can develop to. Having to buy both consoles to play the handful exclusives available for each is just plain antiquated.

Gaming use to be about the games and not some pi$$ing contest over who's corporate branding dawns the front of a plastic box sitting next to your TV.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   1058d ago
a man agrees. Sony should make the hardware, MS the OS, and all of them the games
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1058d ago
So much irony in this post...

Anyway, I disagree. We need competition.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1058d ago
So, you're saying that there is no competition with TVs, computers, blue ray players, etc?
SymphonicRain  +   1058d ago
What on Earth are you talking about now?
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1058d ago
***"So, you're saying that there is no competition with TVs, computers, blue ray players, etc?:***

No I am not saying that. If you had any "common sense" you'd know that(irony strikes again...). I actually misread your comment as saying we should have a single console. But your suggestion actually contradicts what you are trying to "prevent."

The fact that people care which games are exclusive to which console shows that people purchase their console based on the games rather than brand(Although you fall under the brand category). If you take away exclusives you might as well be purchasing your consoles "over who's corporate branding dawns the front of a plastic box sitting next to your TV."
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1058d ago
***"I can't add another comment to another post so will respond here. I did not say anything about having a single console, but rather an agreed set of standards that developers can develop to. Let the different manufacturers come up with different variations in terms of extras as long as they comply with a set baseline set of specs.

You know, exactly how manufacturers do now with TVs, DVD players, etc. Why have an environment that increases the cost of development like we have now or limits sales to one console."***

You're saying that TV, computer, etc manufactures all come together and agree on certain baseline specs? That's news to me. I finally understand what you are saying though and while it would benefit gamers and developers, I'm pretty sure Sony MS and Nintendo would want it to remain the way it is now as doing such a thing would only benefit those that are struggling.

The thing is when it comes to the other manufactures you mentioned they don't exactly agree on a baseline set of specs or format, it's more that it isn't beneficial for them to come up with their own format when they have several different competitors using a "universal" format. That would just lead to them getting less content due to their unique format. In regards to the game industry there are only 3 main big competitors. So any single company can get away with not complying with the "agreed" baseline specs even if the other two go along with it without it hurting their bottom line.
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pixelsword  +   1057d ago
A common set of hardware standards? That's the PC platform;all that will lead to is pirated games, eventually.
blackhawkodst  +   1058d ago
a lot of Bungie fans all of a sudden LMAO, lets hope this MMO is great :)
younglj01  +   1058d ago
Seriously who thought they would ever hear Bungie and Sony exclusive in the same sentence?

Could Bungie also be working on an PS4 exclusive because I don't think they would depend on one title for 10 years....
Tito08  +   1058d ago
Well, I heard exclusivity between Sony & Bungie in the form of Oni, a PS2 launch title.
Septic  +   1058d ago
Oni came out on PC.
Tito08  +   1058d ago
Oh ok my bad, didn't know that, but thanks for the info bro.
blackhawkodst  +   1058d ago
What Exclusive????????????
perfectCarbonara  +   1058d ago
"Destiny, the first game in a planned 10-year narrative arc, will be the first Bungie game on a PlayStation console."

Oni ?
paybackprahl  +   1058d ago
Nope. Oni on PS2 is credited to Rockstar Games.
rainslacker  +   1058d ago
Just got Oni from amazon in the mail yesterday, and on the back of the box Bungie's logo is right there next to the Rockstar logo.

Publisher and developer aren't always the same. I also believe the PS2 version was ported from the PC version by Rockstar Toronto(according to GameFaqs).
Iceman X  +   1058d ago
Yep Oni was 1st, man it's really sad when these so called journalist got jobs where they don't know shit. LOL
blackhawkodst  +   1058d ago
oh right then, no exclusive. In fact it would not surprise if MS get some content exclusive.
ichimaru  +   1058d ago
why the disagree . microsoft shelled out 50 mil on silly dlc for gta4. thats a minor movie budget. thats the price of most Corporations, they spent on DLC for GTA, 4 years later it still boggels my mind. you'd have to be in a form of slight denial to think they won't at least secure exclusive dlc from thier former studio
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Tales RPG addict  +   1058d ago
Now that PS4 is easy to develop for maybe Square-Enix can get off their High horse and REMAKE FFVII - IX with new Innovative Battle systems heck I wouldn't care if each game had a different Real Time battle system for each game but seriously Square-Enix stop fucking with us.

A "XENOGEARS" Remake in Collaboration with some of the Original Developers would be nice as well.
ichimaru  +   1058d ago
I wish. ff7 remake has become like the HL3 of consoles. We all want it,they know we want it but they decide to work on other things no one asked for instead
NateCole  +   1058d ago
It's business.
Prodigy-X  +   1058d ago
MS fans upset. It just business.
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RTheRebel  +   1058d ago
Love me some Bungie and Playstation.
Gamer-40  +   1058d ago
Destiny MMO Fps. Full multiplatform title.

Bungie and Sony are friends? What? Stupid title.
Destiny: Activision Publisher.
Belking  +   1058d ago
Bungie games will still be on xbox so it's really not that big a loss....just like insomniac is still on PS but now giving xbox some love. MS still owns a stake in Bungie and the they get back their independence,so it all worked out well.
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ThatsGaming  +   1058d ago
What people fail to realize is that MS still owns a minority interest in Bungie still...

If anyone thinks that MS does not have a strong relationship or leverage in what Bungie does they are wrong. MS knows everything Bungie does. And they are either part of it or developing counter plans to ensure Bungie does not affect who wins the next generation.
Father Murder X  +   1058d ago
Microsoft actually owns 49 percent of Bungie and Bungie owns 51 percent.
JamieL  +   1057d ago
That is "minority interest".
Josheasyboy  +   1058d ago
I don't see us Xbox Lovers (For Obvious Reasons) getting any PS Exclusive Games.
SymphonicRain  +   1058d ago
Likewise, I don't see Playstation owners getting Xbox exclusive games.
SDF Repellent  +   1058d ago
I don't recall hearing the news that Halo is coming to PS4/PS3?

For god sake, ThatKansasGuy, is this you? You tried and pretend to be an Xbox fan and got busted a few weeks back. Now a new account appear (less than 10 min) out of thin air and the first post is written in the same manner as ThatKansasGuy. Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me twice..... ;)
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Max-Zorin  +   1058d ago
Bungie is now making games for more people. Nothing wrong with that.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   1058d ago
Sweet irony. For the past 12 years most Sony fans claimed they hated Bungie and its only notable franchise, Halo. I'm sure I can't be the only one who remembers the Sony viral marketing campaign featuring chad warden, you know, the one where he frequently referred to the Halo series as "gaylo."

I guess things have changed now that Bungie is a free agent.

Now if Nintendo ever goes third party Sony fans will switch from utterly hating all their "rehash" franchises to claiming they are the best thing since sliced bread.
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chukamachine  +   1058d ago
I get what your saying, but I don't think anyone hated bungie, after all they did help ND with record/mp for Uncharted2.

As for Halo, always been decent. But overrated imo. I played the original on pc and while I enjoyed it, did not make me want to play the next game.

MS advertising does the trick for most people. That part of the brain that tells people what to buy does not work with me.

Probably why I don't buy apple either.
EffectO  +   1058d ago
I think this is called business--Sony gives money to Bungie(Activision),Playstation gets exclusive content and Bungie appears at PS4 reveal.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1058d ago
MS is reaping the benefits of this friendship they hav 49% shares of Bungie.
headblackman  +   1057d ago
I'm an Xbox fan to the core and yes it was a little sad to see bungie go multiplatform (not PS exclusive), but its cool when you think about it. they only gave Microsoft 1 game franchise. out of all of the years that they were with Microsoft, all they could come up with was halo. but Microsoft was smart enough to buy the halo game rights and let the developers go. in my personal opinion, 343 industries are doing a better job with bringing halo forward. its a new company but there is no doubt that in its short time its improved on halo were bungie wouldn't or probably just didn't know how. I respect what they've done in the game. especially what they've done for the console of my choice, but to me they were starting to get a little on the stail side. bungie stopped evolving after halo 2. they got stuck in 1 mode from that point on and thats when halo started to loose some of its savor. but halo is now in very good and capable hands with 343 industries and the future looks rather bright. I wish bungie all the best and I still feel that they are still one of the best companies in the games industry right now and I look forward to playing all of their games on both my next Xbox as well as my ps4
Cueil  +   1057d ago
What's lost in this narrative is that Microsoft allowed Bungie to regain their independence rather then have the studio's talent disband. Sony would never let Naughty Dog go
THEMIGHTYDOOVDE  +   1057d ago
Can't wait for this to come to 720 and Wii U. They'll undoubtedly be the two best versions!
ps3_pwns  +   1057d ago
fear is a choice! playstation is real! its time to come home guys. come home to the playstation and lets go ps2 levels of epicness! iiittttss Ttiiiiimmmmeee!!
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