During an event, the President of Sony, Kenichiro Yoshidaexplained how the announced acquisition of Bungie represent a important step towards the floors multiplatform and how it also fits into Sony’s ideas for the metaverso. Let’s find out all the details together.
Sony says: “The acquisition of Bungie is an important step for us”
Yoshida quoted Fortnite as an example of the metaverso and then reiterated that Sony has plans to learn a lot from Bungie with regards to i live service gamesof which over ten projects will be launched within March 2026. Below are Yoshida’s statements.
And then there is Bungie, which we have decided to acquire this year and for which we have high expectations. We believe it will help us improve our live play services capabilities, which I will talk about later. The acquisition of Bungie also represents a major step towards becoming more cross-platform.
The technology that connects people in this live networking space comes from gaming technology that focuses on real-time CG rendering. As a result, genres such as games, movies and music have merged into the network space and the ways of using them are expanding.
Fortnite, by Epic Games, is one example. It has evolved into a social place where time and space are shared; it’s not just a place to play. As a result, games have become a place of new expression for artists and a place to increase the value of non-game intellectual property.
In this way, the metaverse is both a social space and a network space. Here, games, music, movies and anime intersect and expand. this year. Bungie’s strong point is live services. Instead of having the creators produce a game themselves, they learn from user feedback to continually evolve the story and create an infinite game world.
Based on the completion of the acquisition, we would like to learn more about Bungie’s live services. Finally, we plan to launch more than 10 PlayStation Studios live game services by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2026.
The acquisition of Bungie on Sony’s part It is currently subject of investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission. It may therefore take a while before the deal is officially closed. However, the Japanese company estimates that the acquisition will be completed by the end of this year.