While Sony is claiming that it won’t make Bungie games exclusive to its consoles, it’s still getting investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission.
Sony announced it would be buying Bungie for a whopping sum of $3.6 billion earlier this year, which has obviously drawn the attention of the FTC. According to The Information (paywalled, via PC Gamer), the FTC has launched an “in-depth investigation” of the deal. The report states that the investigation started towards the end of April, and it’s supposedly focused on the fact that Sony might make Bungie games, such as the Destiny series, exclusive to PlayStation consoles.
Bungie did state that it would be business as normal for the studio, with no plans to not release its game on other platforms aside from PlayStation. However, the FTC isn’t entirely confident of this, leading the organisation to question Sony and Bungie to understand whether Sony has an incentive to withhold some or all of Bungie’s games from other platforms. Because of this investigation, the deal could see at least a delay of six months.