New and Existing Bungie Games Won’t Become PS5, PS4 Exclusives

It’s been spelled out and hammered home, but just to make it completely obvious: Bungie is going not develop games exclusively for PlayStation 5 and PS4, despite being bought by Sony for $3.6 billion earlier today. Every statement released by the organization portrays the Destiny developer as independent, but an FAQ makes it very clear that the Japanese giant has no ambitions to meddle with its shiny new toy.

“Our commitment to Destiny 2 as a cross-platform game with full cross-play remains unchanged,” reads a statement from the developer. “We want you to play The Witch Queen on February 22, 2022, on the platform of your choice. “Okay, what about exclusive content? “Every player should have an amazing Destiny experience, no matter where you choose to play.”

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Okay, that makes sense for Destiny 2, but what about future games in development at Bungie – will they become PlayStation exclusives? “No. We want the worlds we create to expand wherever people play games. We will continue to be self-published, creatively independent, and we will continue to lead a unified Bungie community.

It’s a completely different kind of transparency than what we’ve seen at Microsoft, where it vaguely talks about its “desire” to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation, for example. To be fair to the Redmond juggernaut, it’s not Actually owns Activision Blizzard but probably can’t speak firmly to its plans, but there’s very little wiggle room in the wording here. Bungie will continue to operate as it has for the past few years, although it is now a subsidiary of Sony.

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