Earlier this week, a rumor emerged that Bungie was in talks with Microsoft a couple of potential acquisition, although the rumor acknowledged that the studio was asking for an excessive amount of cash for the transfer to be viable. Now Bungie’s CEO is stepping in to set the file straight.
The Bungie buyout rumor was kickstarted throughout a latest GamesBeat podcast during which they cited an inside supply stating that talks of a buyout have been ongoing. According to the podcast, Microsoft was concerned about re-aquiring the Destiny 2 studio, however motion on that aim was gradual on account of an alleged asking value from Bungie itself being “too high.” Since then, quite a few retailers reported on the rumor with alleged sources backing up the acquisition discuss, one thing that Bungie CEO Pete Parsons firmly denied.
When video video games analysts @Nibellion took to Twitter with a report from the podcast concerning the potential sale, Parsons responded with a brief and easy “This is false.”
Studio CEOs do not typically touch upon rumors, however given Bungie’s earlier emancipation from Microsoft his interception might be a need to maintain the 2 entities separate. Microsoft acquired Bungie again in 2000 and have been important to Halo’s success, however the studio separated from Microsoft again in 2007 shortly earlier than becoming a member of the Activision umbrella. No longer part of Activision anymore as nicely, Bungie at present has a hard-earned independence, which might be a motivating issue behind shutting down any rumors that an acquisition is in progress.
Microsoft has been making sturdy strikes prior to now two years with buying quite a lot of studios spanning totally different recreation specialties. With the re-ignited success of Destiny 2, it is not arduous to see the place a rumor like this could spark from. Also, to that time, unofficial buyout talks are commonplace, it’s doable that the crew at GamesBeat misconstrued a extra informal dialog as an official deal in-progress.