Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan has assured Destiny fans and fans of Bungie’s games in general, that all future projects from the studio will remain multi-platform. One of the biggest talking points in this recent acquisition of Bungie by SIE is the studio and Sony’s commitment to keeping Bungie’s projects multi-platform.
“The first thing to say unequivocally is that Bungie will stay an independent, multiplatform studio and publisher. Pete [Parsons, CEO] and I have spoken about many things over recent months, and this was one of the first, and actually easiest and most straightforward, conclusions we reached together,” said SIE CEO Jim Ryan in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz.
While on one hand, it means that there will not be any exclusive PS5 games from Bungie, on the other, it allows SIE to make online, live-service games across multiple platforms. The studio has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt the kind of continued success a live-service game like Destiny and its sequel can bring.
In addition to the Bungie acquisition, Jim Ryan also indicated that there might be more acquisitions to come.
SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment) CEO Jim Ryan Hints At More Acquisitions After Bungie
As of late, SIE and the PlayStation brand has veered from console exclusivity by bringing some of their most popular IPs to other platforms such as PC. The recent acquisition of Bungie is an indication of SIE moving forward with its vision of bringing more online, live-service games to multiple platforms.
In the same interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Jim Ryan also hinted at perhaps more acquisitions yet to come.
“We are by no means done. With PlayStation, we have a long way to go. I will personally be spending a lot of my time with Pete and the team at Bungie, helping make sure that everything beds down right and that autonomy means autonomy. But elsewhere in the organisation, we have many more moves to make,” he concluded.
There has been a ton of speculation as to which studios might be up next on SIE’s radar but there has not been any official word on that front. It will be interesting to see how this pans out and which studios are acquired by Sony next.