It looks like more PlayStation acquisitions are coming as CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed that the Sony gaming brand is planning to buy more game studios soon. This is after PlayStation bought Bungie, the original developers of Halo and current developers of Destiny, and Canadian-based Haven Studios. It will be interesting to see what happens next.
During his appearance on the PlayStation Podcast, Ryan said why more PlayStation acquisitions are coming, claiming that it’s how the brand will be growing. Here’s a quote from the podcast (via VGC):
“We’re in a really good place with PlayStation Studios and have been for the past few years. The critical success and the commercial success of the games that they’ve been making… that has given us permission to invest heavily in content creation.”
“We’re growing our studios organically and we’re growing through acquisition. We acquired five studios during the course of 2021, we’re in discussions with Bungie and we have more planned. This is getting us into a virtuous cycle where success begets success.”
Even More PlayStation Acquisitions Are Coming According to CEO Jim Ryan
PlayStation has been a major part of the gaming conversation lately, especially due to the new version of PS Plus being set up as a way to counter Xbox Game Pass. More exclusive games would be a way to entice customers so that could be why more PlayStation acquisitions are coming soon.
No word yet on which game studio PlayStation and Sony are planning to acquire. Stay tuned as we cover more news regarding PlayStation and the new PS Plus features.