Since President Biden appointed Lina Khan as the head of the Federal Trade Commission of the USA, it has shown a special interest in agreements related to the video game industry, because on this occasion it is analyzing the purchase of Sony and Bungie.
The deal between Sony and Bungie was announced earlier this year, a few weeks after Microsoft announced that they were acquiring Activision Blizzard. However, the FTC announced its intentions to review Microsoft’s deal as early as February, so it should come as no surprise that they’ll be looking at Sony’s as well.
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Unlike the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, Sony Interactive Entertainment said that Bungie will continue to operate independently as a cross-platform developer, so Xbox gamers will still be able to receive their games.
It was announced this week that Sony Interactive Entertainment was looking for a director to identify and manage future acquisitions, so it’s clear that Sony will continue to look for studios to become part of the PlayStation Studios family.
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Among the studios that Sony has bought in the last year we have Bungie, Haven Studios, Bluepoint Games, Nixxes and Housemarque. It’s clear that Sony Interactive Entertainment plans to expand further, so expect more additions to PlayStation Studios in the coming months.