Is Sony buying Halo?


VIDEO game production company, Bungie, is the developer behind widely recognized gaming franchise, Halo.

The Halo franchise and it’s parent company Bungie were both sold to Sony for billions of dollars.

Sony Interactive Entertainment purchased Halo and it’s production company, Bungie, in a deal worth billions of dollars

Did Sony buy Halo?

On Monday, January 31 of 2022, Sony Interactive Entertainment released a statement which broke the news of their acquisition of Bungie.

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s President and CEO, Jim Ryan, issued the press release.

Jim Ryan said: “We’ve had a strong partnership with Bungie since the inception of the Destiny franchise, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to officially welcome the studio to the PlayStation family.”

CEO Ryan continued: “This is an important step in our strategy to expand the reach of PlayStation to a much wider audience.”

“We understand how vital Bungie’s community is to the studio and look forward to supporting them as they remain independent and continue to grow,” he went on to add.

Ryan further stated: “Like Bungie, our community is core to PlayStation’s DNA, and our shared passion for the gamer and building the best place to play will now evolve even further.”

Sony Interactive Entertainment purchased Bungie for $3.6 billion.

What games did Bungie develop?

Due to Sony’s acquisition of Bungie, Sony will continue to develop a number of Bungie’s popular gaming titles.

Bungie produced the Halo franchise, the Destiny series, Marathon, among various others.

The Head of Sony PlayStation Studios, Hermen Hulst, took to Twitter to chime in on Sony’s press release.

Hulst tweeted: “I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome Bungie to the PlayStation family!”

The Sony official concluded: “Bungie create community-driven games with outstanding technology that are enormous fun to play, and I know that everyone at PlayStation Studios will be excited about what we can share and learn together.”

Is Sony producing a Halo movie?

On social media, video game sleuths speculated whether or not Sony would produce a live action Halo film based on the popular gaming series.

On Twitter, one user wrote: “Sony made uncharted into a movie. Microsoft said hold my beer. Halo series?”

Another user tweeted: “Will this spark the console movie wars? Sony came out with Uncharted, and Nintendo’s coming out with Mario.”

“Someone at Sony must’ve had a really fucking good script for a Halo movie,” tweeted another.

In the wake of the Sony and Bungie merger news, neither company stated their intention for a live action Halo film.

However, a separate live action Halo streaming series will premiere on Paramount+ in the Spring of 2022, without Sony’s involvement.

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