Bungie Part Of Sony's Plan To Produce 10 Live-service Games By 2026

Bungie's new IP likely among those in the works.

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor February 2, 2022
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Sony's had a busy week, what with its announced purchase of Bungie and all, and the next four years are looking to be even busier. In a call with investors this week, CFO Hiroki Totoki said that his company plans to work closely with its new acquisition to produce 10 live-service games that will be released by the year 2026, NME.com spotted.

One of those games is undoubtedly the new IP that Bungie has already announced that it's working on, with plans to launch by 2025. Apart from that, try not to get too excited by the announcement -- any company that says it's working on 10 games to be released over the next four years can easily shift either of those two numbers as it suits them. Keep in mind that Destiny was originally supposed to have sequels every two years, with Destiny 3 and Destiny 4 coming out in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Sony CEO Jim Ryan went on to say that we "should absolutely expect more" acquisitions in the future, as Sony attempts to keep pace with Microsoft and its recent mega-acquisition. That deal is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission, but even with that body's stricter review process, there's little reason to think it won't go through, though it might take a little longer than expected.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (2)

mercillesss 6 months ago
Ok, 10 games in 4 years is unreasonable. i doubt they will hit 10 games in 4 years, if they do, none will be good. If sony adds to Bungie's team even then 10 games does not seem like a good idea. How would this affect their plans when it comes to Destiny? However, i am excited to see how Bungie changes some of the norms that sony has (if they have the ability to change anything at all). For example, can you imagine bloodborne if Bungie touched it?

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