Sony is buying Destiny and original Halo creator, Bungie, for a reported sum of $3.6 billion. Bungie is promising that its popular title Destiny 2 will continue as a multi-platform game and not turn into an Xbox exclusive. “We want the worlds we are creating to extend to anywhere people play games. We will continue to be self-published, creatively independent, and we will continue to drive one, unified Bungie community.”
Sony CEO Jim Ryan and Bungie CEO and Chairman Pete Parsons speak with GamesIndustry.biz to discuss the future of Bungie and Sony’s rapidly accelerating push into multi-platform and live-service games, with a focus on expanding the PlayStation community outside of its traditional console home.
Microsoft’s CEO of Gaming, Phil Spencer, will be inducted into gaming’s hall of fame, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 25th Annual DICE Awards. Spencer started his career as an intern at Microsoft in 1988, eventually becoming the head of Xbox and most recently the head of the company’s gaming division.
Polygon takes a deep dive into the video game industry’s impact on climate change. Some of the industry’s biggest players are incorporating the use of renewable energy, while others are working to neutralize their carbon footprint.