Sony has been gearing up for the PlayStation Summer showcase. That is according to ‘Navtra’, a reputable insider. In the past, he has been spot on with his predictions. For example, he was right on Death Stranding for PS5, and he predicted Spider-Man: Miles Morales would be cross-generational.
God of War 2 trailer
Sony Insider has revealed the first trailer for God of War 2 on their site. The video shows Kratos and Atreus arguing about the gods. Kratos doesn’t want to risk a war with the gods, while Atreus wants answers. In addition, the video also hints that Thor and Freya will have major roles in the movie. Sony Santa Monica also says that God of War 2 will take place during Ragnarok, which will be a major event in the story.
Sony’s God of War Ragnarok trailer has been revealed as well. It stars Felicia Day and recounts the events of God of War (2018). Warning: The trailer contains spoilers. If you haven’t watched the first trailer, it’s probably best to avoid the video until after the event.
The new God of War 2 trailer shows new abilities for Kratos, like his ability to control an object with his mind. The game also features a new Atreus character, allowing players to plan team assaults. The game is set for release in 2021. Sony Insider also reveals that Sony is planning a new PlayStation event in August. The new trailer may be revealed at that event.
The trailer also reveals the gods, which return from God of War 1. The trailer shows Thor and the god of thunder, which is a god that protects humanity. The gods also include Freya, who was an ally of Kratos and Atreus in the first game. Another god – Hel – is a goddess of the underworld.
PlayStation Plus has a new video service that lets users download more games and other content. For a monthly fee, PlayStation Plus members can download more than seven hundred games. In addition to this, PlayStation Plus has released a new God of War Ragnarok trailer. This video is incredibly popular, with over 4.6 million views in just two days.
The sequel God of War is expected to come out in November 2022. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 users will be able to enjoy the game after the first. Sony’s official website says that God of War Ragnarok will be released on November 9, 2022. The trailer also teases the role of Thor, Atreus, and Kratos in the sequel.
Bungie’s IP will be expanded in other mediums
With Destiny’s success, Bungie is now expanding its IP beyond the video game genre. The company plans to double the size of its studio and add new staff members. Additionally, it plans to open an international office in Amsterdam. The new office will focus on global business, Publishing, and Marketing.
Bungie is a privately held employee-owned company that has created world-renowned video games such as Halo and Destiny. It recently announced new board appointments and expanded development facilities to ensure the long-term success of the company. The new appointments include finance executive Trace Harris and Pamela Kaufman, the former President of ViacomCBS’ global consumer products division. The new leadership team will help the company prepare for its planned rapid growth.
The company is also hiring for new roles aimed at multi-media and new media. This position is particularly crucial since Bungie recently announced its intention to launch multiple franchises by 2025. The company has already announced two expansions for the game, Lightfall and The Forsaken, and has hinted that the IP could expand into film and TV.
Bungie is expanding its studio to expand into Amsterdam. This new studio will focus on creating non-Destiny games and creating new IPs. Bungie is also planning to release one new IP before 2025, but the details of the new IP are not clear. The company recently filed a trademark for the word ‘Matter’, a term that could be used for the IP’s main characters.
The company has hired a new senior executive with experience in developing game IP. They have also begun developing novelizations and comics that take advantage of their IP. The company is also planning to create live-action films and adapting it to new mediums. There are also plans to launch ten new live-service PlayStation games by 2026.
With these changes, Bungie has shifted its leadership structure to ensure the future success of its IP. With Mark Noseworthy as Vice President of the Destiny universe and Luke Smith as Executive Creative Director, Bungie is making plans to expand the Destiny IP in other mediums.
Sony’s acquisition plans
Sony is rumored to be acquiring more game studios as part of its plan to increase its market share. It recently acquired Destiny developer Bungie and is reportedly considering buying another developer, too. The acquisitions come amid the growing concentration of big gaming studios, with Microsoft and Bethesda recently joining the fray. However, Sony has so far remained relatively modest in its acquisition strategy.
One of the most intriguing possibilities is that Sony is looking to acquire a big game publisher. Big publishers such as EA and Ubisoft are both big targets for the company, but it is also possible that the company is eyeing a smaller Japanese publisher such as FromSoftware, which is owned by Kadokawa Corporation.
While the Xbox has historically been notorious for buying up game studios, Sony may be making a strategic move in an effort to compete with Microsoft and other competitors. Sony has been successful in acquiring companies with game studios in the past, including Returnal developer Housemarque and Nixxes Software, which is known for its first-party PC ports. It has also acquired Firesprite, which develops Star Citizen, and remaster heavyweight Bluepoint Games. This will allow Sony to expand the reach of its PlayStation games to other platforms.
Sony’s acquisition plans are a bit complicated, but they are clearly aimed at increasing the market share of its PlayStation division. As of now, the firm has spent 850 billion yen on share repurchases and has left around $10 billion for acquisitions. The PlayStation division has also been investing in promising independent studios such as Bungie, whose games are currently only available for PlayStation.
While the Bungie deal took many months to come together, it shows Sony’s desire to acquire game studios. This acquisition was not what I thought it would be, but it does show that it is not afraid to spend big on games that make its platform a better place to play. For the most part, Bungie will be focusing on its hit Destiny sequel, which is a multi-platform game with more expansions planned for 2022.
While Sony has purchased several studios in recent years, it has only made a handful of big purchases. The biggest of these has been Bungie, which created the Halo series for Xbox. It represents the company’s largest acquisition to date.
Sony’s data breach
The recent hacking attack on Sony’s network has sparked outrage among many insiders, who have been concerned about the possible impact of the hack on their careers. The hackers managed to gather terabytes of information through the network without the company’s employees knowing about it. While the attacks have been attributed to North Korea, the company hasn’t yet given specifics about the malware used.
The breach occurred on May 5, and attackers obtained information on over 8,000 users of the website. A hacker named “b4d_vipera” claimed responsibility for the breach and leaked a sample of the database to Pastebin. The database contained usernames and passwords for users of Sony’s website. Sony urged its employees to change their passwords and monitor their credit reports. The breach is the seventh Sony has suffered since April 2011.
A senior Sony executive confirmed that the leaked files were genuine, and the investigation into the breach has accelerated. The trove of data included over two dozen terabytes of information, including the names and Social Security numbers of over 15 thousand people. Among the leaked data were e-mails sent to interested parties. One of these emails even contained a link to a closed Facebook page.
The hacker’s goal was to steal Sony’s unreleased films, including three films. They also obtained HR records for thousands of employees, including confidential health and salary data. It is believed that the attackers were hoping to lower morale among the company by releasing the data publicly. The attackers also stole emails, personal data, and even unreleased films. They did this in order to create a “dirty” image that would hurt the company’s reputation.
While Sony has said it isn’t at fault, its executives have shown that they were slow to realize the seriousness of the situation. In some ways, this demonstrates the importance of constant vigilance when it comes to protecting information. Failure to act on a vulnerability will expose the company to a breach and increase the likelihood of legal claims in the future.
The ferocity of the attack surprised everyone, but it’s not surprising that Sony is still unable to stop it. The attackers are believed to be working on behalf of the Kim Jong Un regime and have even launched attacks against South Korean news agencies and companies. Sony should have been aware of the potential of hackers looking to steal intellectual property. Now the cleanup will continue, and the company will face the costs of dealing with the aftermath.