Does Sony Or Bungie Own Rights To Halo?

July 15, 2022

Sony has finally completed the Bungie deal, and the studio is now officially a part of PlayStation Studios. Amidst that, many fans are wondering whether they own the rights to Halo.

This has been quite a happening year, marking some mind-boggling acquisitions across the gaming industry. Starting with the Take-Two acquisition of Zynga Games, we were absolutely awestruck with Microsoft stating that Activision Blizzard is now a part of Xbox. The deal cost Microsoft $67 billion, and pretty much nobody saw it coming.

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However, after that, one could pretty much assume that Sony will be having something up its sleeve as well to answer Microsoft. That came soon after, and Bungie became a part of PlayStation Studios. The deal amounted to $3.6 billion, and fans are quite eager to know what the future of these two gaming giants holds.


Like with every acquisition, this one has also made fans wonder if existing Bungie titles will become PlayStation exclusives or not. Well, Bungie has clarified that it is an independent developer even after the acquisition, and the deal will have no effect on Destiny or the other games which are in development at Bungie.

However, many fans are now wondering if the deal will make Halo a PlayStation exclusive. Well, that is not the case at all. While Bungie was a part of Microsoft back in the 2000s, after it split, Halo became a part of Microsoft. That means that Microsoft still owns the rights and will continue to hold the rights of Halo. So, the deal will not be affecting Halo in any way, and fans will continue to enjoy the Halo games on Xbox itself.

Md Armughanuddin

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