When Bungie tried to shut down talk from Imran Khan of Kinda Funny, Jeff Grubb of GamesBeat, and Tom Phillips of Eurogamer regarding acquisition talks with Microsoft, they were mostly successful.
But now, website XboxEra has done some legal digging. What have they found? Well, in short, while there has been a change in "registered agent" over at Bungie, there are a number of reasons why that change probably doesn't mean what they think. Let's talk about it.
We're registered to break hearts (and halos)...in Virtual Legality.
#Bungie #Microsoft #Rumors
Discussed in this episode:
"Remember those Bungie Acquisition Rumours? We think they're real."
Tweet - October 1, 2020 - XboxEra (@TheXboxEra)
"Remember those Bungie Acquisition Rumours? We think they’re real."
XboxEra Article - October 2, 2020 - Jon Clarke
"Microsoft to Buy Bungie? When is a Denial Not Really a Denial? (VL314)"
YouTube Video - September 15, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Bungie, Inc." (Washington)
Washington Secretary of State Website
"Registered Agent Services"
"Microsoft acquires State of Decay 2 studio Undead Labs"
VentureBeat - June 10, 2018 - Mike Minotti
"Microsoft acquires Obsidian Entertainment"
Polygon - November 10, 2018 - Michael McWhertor
"Microsoft acquires InXile to make role-playing games for Xbox, PC"
GamesBeat - November 10, 2018 - Jeff Grubb
CT Corporation Website
"ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC." (California)
"Bungie, Inc." Washington Business Filings (Multiple)
"BUNGIE, LLC" (Washington)
Delaware Business Entity Search Results Page
Tweet - October 2, 2020 - Pete Parsons (@pparsons)
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