Microsoft’s reportedly in talks to acquire Bungie

Microsoft's reportedly in talks to acquire Bungie

Microsoft’s reportedly in talks to acquire Bungie

Sources from both Eurogamer and GamesBeat, Microsoft has entered negotiations with Bungie to potentially re-acquire the company, bringing Bungie back into the Xbox fold. 

Bungie has become an independent company, removing itself from the publishing deal which the company previously had with Activision, removing Activision’s influence over Destiny and the company’s future products. 

The Halo franchise was created by Bungie, one of Microsoft’s flagship franchises. The return of Bungie into the Microsoft fold would be seen as a great thing by many Xbox fans. Bungie and Microsoft have already confirmed that Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion would release through Xbox Game Pass, suggesting that both companies are working together more closely. 

At this time, Microsoft has allegedly been unable to agree on a price for Bungie. Bungie currently plans to support Destiny 2 well into the future, though plans are already in place for the studio to develop and release a new non-Destiny product before 2025.  

Acquiring Bungie would bring the studio under the Xbox Games Studios brand, but it would take years for Microsoft to recoup any of its investments through the release of any future Xbox exclusive products. 

Since Bungie has previously left Microsoft and ceased its agreements with Activision to exert its creative control and achieve independence, we believe that it is likely that these talks will go nowhere, assuming that they are taking place to begin with. 
    

Microsoft's reportedly in talks to acquire Bungie

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Microsoft's reportedly in talks to acquire Bungie