Sony's acquisition of Destiny developer Bungie will aid the company in the production of future live service games, boss Jim Ryan has said. In a post on the official SIE website, the bigwig said: "This is a strategic step towards continuing to evolve the gaming experiences that we build. Bungie’s expertise in delivering a world-class service approach and long-term community engagement is extremely compelling and will support the development of several future live services titles from PlayStation Studios."
Ryan then goes on to explain that PlayStation Studios will also help bolster Bungies own IP, both in the present and the future. "During the extensive conversations that have taken place over the past few months, it is apparent that Bungie’s management is incredibly excited at the prospect of collaborating with the PlayStation Studios teams."
Of course, we've heard word about multiplayer games coming out of Sony for a while now. Naughty Dog is still plugging away at its own multiplayer project based on The Last of Us universe, there's a Twisted Metal reboot in the works at Firesprite Games, and then there are the collaborations with the likes of Deviation Games, which could well be doing something online based. It sounds like there could be even more on the way beyond that.