The focus of Sony’s most recent financial results has been on PS5 sales and its upcoming investment in own studios. However, acquisitions are also a big issue right now. Sony has confirmed its acquisition agreement with Bungie is due to be concluded later this year, and they also said the deal with Haven Entertainment Studios has been concluded.
Bungie will not become a PlayStation Studio
Sony expects its operating income to decline by 41 41 billion next year as a direct result of the acquisition of Bungie. According to the latest call for results, the agreement is “currently under review by the competent authority” and is due to close during the third quarter of the current financial year. This happens between October 1 and December 31, 2022. Rumors have suggested that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating the deal, but this is a fairly standard procedure for mergers and acquisitions. high profile in the technology industry. If this causes a delay, the deal is expected to close in early 2023.
Even after the deal is finalized, Bungie will not become a PlayStation Studio and will operate independently, choosing whether to launch their games on multiple platforms or not. This means that the Destiny franchise will likely continue to exist on various platforms such as Xbox. On the other hand, the acquisition of Haven Entertainment Studios by Sony was subject to a final agreement in March and the agreement has been finalized. This studio is currently developing an exclusive online title of PS5 “games as a service” based on a new IP.
In other news, the director of Ghostwire: Tokyo has revealed that when things have calmed down after the game’s release, he would be interested in doing DLC or even a sequel. Elsewhere, a new PS5 package has emerged that includes a disk console with a digital copy of Horizon Forbidden West.