Where Could Sony's Purchase of Bungie Go?

Welcome back Link Cable Gaming fans, Zahi here after the aftermath of another huge announcement in companies buying more companies. Sony Interactive Entertainment bought one of them (at the time) a few active independent studios out there, Bungie for 3.6 billion $. As a personal long-time fan of the company and of the worlds they create, where could a partnership like this lead?

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isarai749d ago (Edited 749d ago )

Sounds like it's more of a partnership/investment than Sony's typical acquisitions, giving them better security and growth but staying multiplatform and slightly more independent. I was hoping we would see a single player affair as a result, but it sounds like live service is where they wanna stay which is a bummer to me, but whateves.

Zahiar749d ago

Thank you for your comment isarai. Love to hear the feedback.
You know, I’m hoping one of the games they have in development is a Sony single player exclusive.

Lightning77749d ago

You're just gonna sweep it under the rug about Sony churning out a bunch of Live Service stuff? Man if this was any other company it would be pitchforks at the gates. A few Live service games is fine and dandy but releasing 10 in 4 years is going overboard and it doesn't guarantee quality of those games. I can only see 2 or 3 being pretty good.

Seems like Sony gets a free pass on everything they said they're not gonna be doing.

isarai749d ago

Ummm... what? This is about Bungie, not their statement on "10 live service games". Since you asked i'm not "sweeping it under the rug" i already stated in another comment that i hope they arent using their top talent for that because Sony 1st party games have always had a something special about them, and turning them into live service shills would ruin it for me. And honestly would really kill the platform for me, or at least drastically damage my affinity for it. They dont get a "free pass" i criticize them all the time, demand better and you get better.

ApocalypseShadow748d ago (Edited 748d ago )

No. We're just going to sweep this comment under the rug.

The one thing Gamers said Sony lacked on was multiplayer online games. They have single player on lock. They bought Bungie who does service games. They didn't announce that Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, Sony Santa Monica etc would start making service games.

Horizon FW, Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, GOW, a future Ghost of Tsushima 2, etc don't look like service games to me. Sony knows to take care of single player gamers. Just like making or publishing VR games like Farpoint, Astrobot, Iron Man, and Blood and Truth didn't cut into single player flat games.

2 possible games a year for online players is not extreme. That's the investment in Bungie. Give online gamers something for them. There will be possibly another announcement or acquisition of a company that only does service games. Or, the Bungie hiring spree and 3.6 billion is to cover and invest in those games.

"But but but the sky is falling. The wolf is near."

You tell us what Sony should do to keep online gamers on their platform who like playing online games? And, after recent announcements of Microsoft buying publishers who specialize in making online games, that might lead PlayStation gamers to migrate to Xbox. After 70-80 billion dollars spent, that still puts Microsoft behind Sony. Sony wants to keep their position and their market share and keep their profits from slipping.

Lightning77748d ago

Ummm... what? This is about Bungie, not their statement on "10 live service games".

You mentioned live service in your comment hence the comment.

I agree as long as it doesn't become a huge focus and Sony continues to deliver their bread and butter which AAA narrative story based games.

isarai748d ago

I also mentioned the word "sound" doesn't mean we're talking about music or sound design. Subjects are more than a single word bro.

ApocalypseShadow748d ago (Edited 748d ago )

Still waiting for those answers.

They bought one company that does online service games. The question is on who is the other developer or if Bungie is capable of launching 2 a year like Activision making their yearly COD. Now, compare those 2 service games to the amount of developers Sony has that makes single player games.

What if Sony announces MAG online reboot or Socom online or the return of Warhawk online reboot for PS5. Does that interfere with games like Wolverine, Ghost or Spider-Man 2? Nope

Unless Sony drastically changes their model of making single player games in favor of services games which we know they won't, it's fear mongering.

But the question remains, what does Sony do to keep their online base from migrating when there's over 40 million online Plus members currently? What does Sony do to counter and keep their revenue position compared to a big publisher buying company that pushes online gaming and will soon take away multiplatform online games.

We're all waiting for these answers instead of, "if this was any other company" spewing.


Destiny 2 Player Claims To Have Received A Ban For Using A Mod In Another Game

A Destiny 2 player has claimed that they were issued a ban for using a mod in another game that was running in the background.

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infinite-loop3h ago(Edited 3h ago)

if player is willing to cheat in another game, whats to say they wont cheat in their game... theyre just getting rid of them before they potentially start...

GamerRN2h ago

I'm ok with him getting banned for that.... Maybe don't run cheats?!


15 years ago, Helldivers 2’s core was born in Arrowhead’s Magicka

As Arrowhead Game Studios turns 15, join us in celebrating its past and learn how its first game Magicka influenced Helldivers 2.

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A Small Mistranslation of PlayStation's Multiplatform Plans Causes Panic Among Sony Fans

A mistranslated statement by Sony's CFO and COO Hiroki Totoki about PlayStation's multiplatform plans is causing unwarranted panic among some PS5 fans.

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Sonic18812d ago

They might be talking about Bungie's game Marathon. That game will also launch on Xbox.

Jin_Sakai2d ago

“Sony's President quote clarified, "multi-platform" means PS and PC NOT Xbox and Switch“

Everyone should’ve known this.

Abriael2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

I've read that making the rounds, but that's actually false (I believe it comes from a site doing some speculation and another site quoting it as gospel, because people nowadays can't do their job, it appears).

Totoki-san didn't issue any such clarification anywhere. He did not say anywhere or at any time that he doesn't mean Xbox and Switch.

But that's because no clarification is actually needed.

The original statement itself, if translated correctly as mentioned in the article, is pretty clear in the fact that he's focusing on PC and not other consoles.

Lightning772d ago

That it a correct assessment yes.

Jin_Sakai2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

“Totoki-san didn't issue any such clarification anywhere. He did not say anywhere or at any time that he doesn't mean Xbox and Switch.“

He also didn’t say anywhere that he did mean Xbox or Switch.

Einhander19722d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Typical, you write an article that correctly states that he is talking about PC, then you go directly into the comments to misinform people about what you just wrote.

And you're not the only person who can read Japanese. He does not say anything about xbox or Switch in the entirety of his message. You are just saying what you want to hear and what you want people to think.

The Microsoft agents on the web are going hard into a pressure campaign to manipulate the messaging in Microsoft favor.

Abriael2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

@Einhander1972: You don't seem to be able to read English considering that you appear to have completely misread my comment.

Read it again. Slowly. You literally repeated what I said and then said I'm wrong lol.

You really should chill, being a console warrior is unhealthy. Makes you see "agents" of the "enemy" in every shadow. 😂

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darthv722d ago

After Sony changed their mind on PC support... guess we can truly never say never.

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tehpees32d ago

The question that people should be asking is will publishing on rival consoles really be the ONLY thing Microsoft do that Sony don’t?

Sony have followed in Microsoft’s footsteps (and I will remind people I think it’s a mistake but the fact is they ARE doing it) every step of the way. They did cross gen exclusives. Then they did PC releases. Then day 1 PC releases in this case and seriously with how Helldivers did you can’t expect them to keep their word on not doing day 1 PC games now.

I believe Sony will be watching how it works for Microsoft and if they see their fanbase accepting it they’ll start doing it.

Reaper22_2d ago

That's false. He didn't say that. I've noticed that you like to input your own version of a made up fact. Sony has already brought games to PC so it makes no sense for them to announce it. They will be putting more games than MLB The Show on xbox in the future. They'll be doing similar things that Microsoft are doing. The only difference is that Microsoft is telling us now. Sony is doing to slowly spill it...lol

XiNatsuDragnel2d ago

Yes they'll do pc not day 1 it's a stagger release which imo is cooler than day1.

XiNatsuDragnel2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Who knows? Maybe but if it's so I'll go buy pc and switch and won't get a ps6 simple I'll save money long term doing that. If not then good for me, my goal is a reason to buy a console still. Exclusives is a reason because it's a justifiable and substantial argument that I follow. This modern argument everyone should play games everywhere essentially go pc because everything is a pc these days. So I'm going to root with that logic.

anast2d ago

"get a ps6 simple"

If you don't mind eating $1600 in cost to play those games.

XiNatsuDragnel2d ago

Actually my pc was 800 when I was bought and it plays most amazingly so yes you're right on expenses but for Me I'm going pay another 200 for new parts and it's been decade so yeah I'm Gucci @anast.

anast2d ago

"was 800 when"

I am 100% certain your $800 doesn't run like a PS5 and it definitely doesn't run like a PS6