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Bungies selvstændighed er åbenbart i ret stor fare

Angiveligt kan aftalen med Sony krakelere hvis ikke studiet møder specifikke økonomiske milepæle.

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Sony købte for ikke alt for lang tid siden Bungie, men studiet var hurtig til at slå fast, at de bevarede fuld uafhængighed, og blandt andet ville blive ved med at udgive spil og indhold på Xbox. Men noget kunne tyde på at netop denne uafhængighed er i fare.

I en ny rapport hos IGN baseret på udtalelser fra anonyme ansatte, så fremgår det at lige nu er studiets bestyrelse splittet imellem Bungie-ledelse og Sony-repræsentanter, deriblandt PlayStation Studios-chef Hermen Hulst, men hvis ikke Bungie kan ramme visse økonomiske tærskler, så har Sony ret til at overtage helt.

"While the exact details of Sony's deal to acquire Bungie remain unknown to the public or employees, sources say they were told by leaders that the current split board structure is contingent on Bungie meeting certain financial goals. If Bungie falls short of certain financial thresholds by too great an amount, Sony is allowed to dissolve the existing board and take full control of the company. And with Destiny 2 expansion The Final Shape delayed into the next fiscal year and Bungie still investing heavily on Marathon, many employees understand that Bungie is struggling to meet the necessary targets to keep its last vestige of freedom. Such a takeover wouldn't necessarily be shocking given its 2022 acquisition, but it would nevertheless be a stunning development for a company that has historically prided itself on its independence."

Det fremgår desuden også af rapporten, at stemningen hos Bungie efter den store fyringsrunde og en generel aftagende tilfredshed med Destiny 2 blandt spillere har ledt til en "soul-crushing" stemning:

"Along with the recent layoffs, this has resulted in a massive decay in morale within the company, according to IGN's sources, one of whom told us that the mood within the studio has been "soul-crushing" over the last month. And it doesn't sound like management is making any significant efforts toward improving the atmosphere, either. According to those still with the company, employee frustration and sadness in the days and weeks following the layoffs was met with a surprising amount of indifference or even outright flippancy or hostility from management."

Og til sidst lader det også til, at hvis The Final Shape ikke klarer sig godt, så står Bungie overfor yderligere fyringer.

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