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Sony and Microsoft vie for game developers as metaverse grows

Capcom boosts base salaries by 30%, while Sega offers performance-linked pay

With its acquisition of Bungie, Sony looks to get its hands on the talent behind popular titles like Destiny 2. (Image courtesy of Bungie)

TOKYO -- The recent splashy deals in the video game industry show that the race for experienced game development talent is fiercer than ever, especially as the metaverse trend pushes companies in other industries into the talent pool.

With its $3.6 billion acquisition of Bungie, Sony Group has set its sights on the talent responsible for creating franchises with worldwide fan bases, like Destiny and Halo.

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