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Sony acquires “Halo” videogame maker Bungie for $3.6 billion

The agreement was confirmed by both the companies on Monday

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Sony has finalised a deal of $3.6bn to buy the world’s well-respected video game creator Bungie. Bungie is the creator of video games like “Halo”, the recent hit in the gaming industry and “Destiny”.

According to a report by Bloomberg, the agreement was confirmed by both the companies on Monday, bringing the biggest game maker under Sony’s hood.

Both Sony and Bungie said the deal will allow Sony to grow its stable of immersive game worlds while giving the Destiny maker “creative independence” that it’s relied on for so long.

Sony’s acquisition of Bungie will create an iconic experience by reaching out to a wide number of players coming under a single banner.

Sony Corp’s Jim Ryan, the PlayStation head, in a blog post said, “Bungie has deep expertise in bringing incredible immersive experiences at great scale to the community through games that evolve and develop over time, and has a hugely impressive road map for future content.”

Bungie will be Sony’s independent unit and will be run by its board headed by CEO Pete Parsons and team.

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