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Ever since Sony stumped up $3.6 billion for Bungie back in January 2022, PlayStation fans have been wondering why. Almost as soon as the deal had been done, it was confirmed that Destiny would remain a multiplatform property, and the developer itself would not be bound to PlayStation platforms. In fact, it was largely understood that Bungie would continue doing its own thing.

Of course, the reality of the situation soon set in: the studio would actually be helping Sony establish a foothold in the live service space. This new direction for the Japanese giant has divided opinion, but the fact of the matter is that we're yet to see any results — it's very much a long term plan.

Indeed, Bungie has reiterated that it's still working on "a number of unannounced projects" with the support of Sony. The quote comes directly from creative lead Tom Farnsworth, who has been bigging up the studio's accomplishments on social media.

So, what are these projects? Well, we know that Bungie has had a new IP in the works for a while now — something that's separate from Destiny. Beyond that, the developer is supposedly teaming up with other Sony-owned studios to help out with projects that are geared towards the live service model. It's worth remembering that Bungie is a sizeable studio these days, with around 900 employees under its banner.

We'll probably hear a bit more about these projects in 2023, although again, this does seem like a long term vision. What would you like to see from Bungie outside of Destiny? Try not to moan about live service games in the comments section below.

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