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Sony to buy Bungie, makers of Destiny, in deal worth $3.6 billion

A scene from the expansion 'Destiny 2: Beyond Light.'

Microsoft isn’t the only video game giant dropping big money on acquisitions.

Sony, which makes the PlayStation, announced a deal to buy video game studio Bungie for $3.6 billion.

The independent studio not only makes the popular online action game “Destiny,” but also created Halo, the franchise that helped fuel the rise of Microsoft’s rival Xbox platform.

“Destiny” is currently available on both PlayStation and Xbox, as well as PCs and Google’s Stadia. In a statement, Bungie hints the game will remain on all its current platforms.

“We will continue to independently publish and creatively develop our games,” said the studio in a statement. “We will continue to drive one, unified Bungie community. Our games will continue to be where our community is, wherever they choose to play.”​

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