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Compared to what they paid for Insomniac it seems like an overpay. It's probably a good purchase and interesting that they say right off the bat that the games will remain multi platform. Perhaps it will be for a few years just to recoup the 3.6 billion before going exclusive to Sony.  Anyone know how many units Destiny 2 sold?  Now we just need Nintendo to buy Sega,Microsoft buys rival Sony'sold mascots Crash/Spyro, Sony buys former Halo creator Bungie, and Nintendo buys former rival Sonic.

Last edited by rapsuperstar31 - on 31 January 2022

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A bit expensive considering they won't even be fully integrated into SIE.



Oh for fucks sake...



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Not the acquisition I was expecting.
Not a fan of their games, but they do specialize in an area where Sony has been lacking.

Otter said:

Sony acquisitions have always gone full exclusive, this definitely feels reactionary and there "just incase" COD/Overwatch is pulled in future. 

These sort of deals are not made over the course of a few days, but rather many months of internal discussion over which companies to aim for and why, followed by discussions with that company over conditions, negotiating terms and prices, back and forths between their legal teams over what is possible, etc.

Last edited by Hiku - on 31 January 2022

Crazy times. I enjoyed the first Destiny a lot but wasn't really into the 2 because it was really just more of the same. Sony will probably distinguish any multiplat games with special items exclusive to them.



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trunkswd said:

A bit odd that Bungie will be "an independent subsidiary" and they will remain a multiplatform studio. Especially with a deal worth $3.6 billion.

Yeah I think that’s just PR. They’re not gonna spend over 3.5 billion for them to keep doing what they’re 



jason1637 said:
trunkswd said:

A bit odd that Bungie will be "an independent subsidiary" and they will remain a multiplatform studio. Especially with a deal worth $3.6 billion.

Yeah I think that’s just PR. They’re not gonna spend over 3.5 billion for them to keep doing what they’re 

I guess multiplatform could just mean PS5 and PC, while skipping Xbox.



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As I posted in the article, my guess is that Sony will use this to negotiate with Microsoft to have Call of Duty remain on PlayStation indefinitely. Destiny certainly isn't as big of an IP as Call of Duty, but it is a major AAA game that has shown an ability to keep players engaged in the long term. Microsoft definitely does not want to lose it from Xbox, as it has a loyal fan base that would very likely move to PlayStation in order to keep playing the game, if necessary.

I count myself among those people. I play Destiny on Xbox, but I'm certainly not going to give up Destiny if it were to go PlayStation exclusive. Now, I'm a multi-platform gamer, so MS wouldn't lose.me as a customer. But, they would lose the 80ish dollars a year that I spend on Destiny coming through their store. That probably represents 15-25% of my gaming expenditures most years (excluding hardware). Also, I have subscribed to Xbox live solely for Destiny. So, it is possible that they would also lose my Gold subscription.

Anyway, I'm just one guy, but you can see there how Destiny would be important to Microsoft. So, I'm sure that they will use it for negotiating.

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I hate saying things like this but Nintendo, go get Platinum games and maybe Koei Tecmo.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

rapsuperstar31 said:

Compared to what they paid for Insomniac it seems like an overpay. It's probably a good purchase and interesting that they say right off the bat that the games will remain multi platform. Perhaps it will be for a few years just to recoup the 3.6 billion before going exclusive to Sony.  Anyone know how many units Destiny 2 sold?  Now we just need Nintendo to buy Sega,Microsoft buys rival Sony'sold mascots Crash/Spyro, Sony buys former Halo creator Bungie, and Nintendo buys former rival Sonic.

Bolded I'm triggered ! I can understand you were never ever a SEGA fan , and a comment like that if you lived in the 90's like me and many true blue SEGA fans we would have you crucified XD.



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.