Watching destiny 2 beyond light got me wondering...how “organic” would it be if Sony acquired them? They went independent after their deal with Activision and always had great relation$hip with Sony. Killzone made by Bungie would be nuts.
There seems to be something going on with Bungie at least. Whenever a US based company is acquired, an officer role is added under the title "Corporation Service Company". Most recent examples being Insomniac Games and Zenimax Media before they were acquired. Same thing happened to Bungie earlier this year. Bungie has denied any rumor but that's standard practice.
But Microsoft would rather empty their war chest than see Bungie in bed with Sony. They'd fight hard in a bidding war.
I read Sony's statement about "organic mergers and acquisitions" as applying to close partners anyway. And if that's the case, Bluepoint Games or Housemarque would make much more sense.