Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially completed a $3.7 billion deal to acquire Bungie — the studio behind Destiny and every Halo game up until Halo: Reach — and welcome it into the PlayStation family.

PlayStation shared the news Twitter, saying, “A deal has been closed to acquire Bungie. So now we can officially say… welcome to the PlayStation family, Bungie!”

Bungie also shared some words on the occasion, expressing how excited he is to “join the incredible team at PlayStation.”

“We are proud to officially join the incredible team at PlayStation, excited for the future of our company, and inspired to bring together gamers from around the world to create lasting friendships and memories,” Bungie wrote. “Per Audacia ad Astra!”

Sony announced that it will buy Bungie in February 2022 for $3.6 billion. however SEC filing It says the total price for the deal, which closed on July 15, was “approximately $3.7 billion.”

When the deal was made public, Bungie confirmed that it would operate as an “independent subsidiary” of SIE and remain a multi-platform studio with the option to “publish itself and reach the players it chooses to play”.

Bungie is currently hard at work supporting Destiny 2, but has more plans for the future. Although the details of these projects are yet to be announced, the studio has confirmed that Destiny 2 has an Easter Egg teasing its next game.

in 2019 Bungie has said it wants to release at least one non-Destiny game by 2025. Various job listings have hinted that this could be a new IP can be “comedic” and “whimsical characters”.

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When this purchase is completed, Sony has no plans to stop and intends to buy more studios in the future.

As for the future of fate, Bungie has shared its planned roadmap after the PlayStation acquisition and the studio is reportedly working on the Destiny mobile game.

Check for more information We take a look at how Sony’s Bungie acquisition fits into its larger PlayStation plan.

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