Throughout a company technique assembly this week, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke about how the deliberate acquisition of Future 2 developer Bungie will assist PlayStation transition in direction of turning into extra of a multiplatform enterprise.
“We consider will probably be a catalyst to boost our reside recreation companies capabilities,” Yoshida mentioned (by way of VGC). “Our acquisition of Bungie additionally represents a significant step ahead in turning into extra multiplatform.”
Whereas Sony has historically centered on creating video games for its PlayStation consoles, the previous couple of years have seen it shift in direction of creating extra cell content material and PC ports of its console-exclusive titles. Horizon Zero Daybreak and God of Warfare have been ported to PC, and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves will arrive later this 12 months on that platform.
After Sony introduced its plans to amass Bungie and preserve its established order as an “impartial subsidiary” intact, the studio mentioned that its current and upcoming recreation initiatives wouldn’t be unique to PlayStation platforms after the deal is accomplished. The acquisition continues to be currently undergoing scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission, which at this level can solely evaluate it for any potential antitrust points within the gaming business
Acquisitions have dominated the information cycle during the last couple of months, as Sq. Enix sold its Western studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal to Embracer Group for $300 million, in order that it will possibly streamline its operations and invest in future technologies. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has additionally dropped hints that Sony will be looking at acquiring more studios sooner or later.