Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida shared that the acquisition of Bungie represents a "major step forward in becoming more multiplatform" and will help the company improve its live service game capabilities.
During a corporate strategy meeting, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida addressed the company’s acquisition of Bungie saying that it will help improve Sony’s live service game capabilities and represents a "major step forward in becoming more multiplatform".
The deal between Sony and Bungie was announced at the end of January 2022. At the time, it was said that the Destiny developer will retain creative freedom as well as the ability to publish games for different platforms including Xbox, PC, and mobile.
The head of Sony also outlined other areas for the development of the company's gaming business. He noted that the company's plans include closer collaboration with developers through IP creation and getting closer with users through DTC (Direct to Consumer) services. Apart from that, Sony intends to further grow its hardware business – the company expects to ship 18 million PlayStation 5 units during this fiscal year.
The company also plans to continue to support its network services including PlayStation Network (PSN) and the new PlayStation Plus subscription service which will be significantly expanded in June and will include additional games and peers.
Yoshida also stated that Sony is ready to move its existing IP to mobile devices.
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