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Bungie breaks away from Activision and gains Destiny's publishing rights

Destiny 2's development will continue

Bungie breaks away from Activision and gains Destiny's publishing rights

Bungie breaks away from Activision and gains Destiny's publishing rights

Bungie has announced that they are splitting up with Activision, the publisher of their Destiny franchise, confirming that both companies have agreed to plans with will see Bungie obtain the publishing rights for the Destiny franchise. 

After Bungie broke away from Microsoft and their Halo franchise, the developer partnered with Activision to start a new franchise. Now, over eight years later, Bungie will be breaking ties with Activision, a change which will no doubt have a major impact on the future of Destiny 2 and future iterations of the franchise.    

Bungie plans to continue to release new content for Destiny 2, with the change in the series ownership having no impact on the game's content roadmap. Activision has stated that they plan to make the transition as seamless as possible and that the publisher will move to focus on their owned IP projects. 

PC gamers will not need to worry about this transition, as while Destiny 2 runs on Activision/Blizzard's BattleNet service, the game will continue to be playable on the platform moving forward. At the minute there appears to be no plans to bring Destiny 2 to alternative storefronts. 
 

    With Activision, we created something special. To date, Destiny has delivered a combination of over 50 million games and expansions to players all around the world. More importantly, we’ve also witnessed a remarkable community – tens of millions of Guardians strong – rise up and embrace Destiny, to play together, to make and share memories, and even to do truly great things that reach far beyond the game we share, to deliver a positive impact on people’s everyday lives.

We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny. Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for Activision to transfer publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects.

The planned transition process is already underway in its early stages, with Bungie and Activision both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible.

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11-01-2019, 06:16:40

kully1972
Bastardizing the game with micro transactions have done nothing to help the fantastic developers that bungie obviously are.

Just read skill ups post on this on YouTube. He's nailed it on the head.
HOPEFULLY EA will follow suit after destroying battlefield and star wars franchise.
Developers need their in house publishers or someone credible like gearbox.Quote

11-01-2019, 06:31:57

Wraith
Master has given Bungie a sock! Can't wait to see where Destiny goes now, exciting times.Quote

11-01-2019, 06:57:45

Peace
Great, now BO4 is the only Game under the Activision tab again in the b.net app. Hopefully CoD will return to Steam this year, then.Quote

11-01-2019, 07:53:06

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Master has given Bungie a sock! Can't wait to see where Destiny goes now, exciting times.
Not that far, Bungie had full control of Destiny 1 and they overpriced it along with all the DLC.Quote

11-01-2019, 08:08:02

Darkdayzzz
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Originally Posted by kully1972 View Post
Bastardizing the game with micro transactions have done nothing to help the fantastic developers that bungie obviously are.

Just read skill ups post on this on YouTube. He's nailed it on the head.
HOPEFULLY EA will follow suit after destroying battlefield and star wars franchise.
Developers need their in house publishers or someone credible like gearbox.
Micro transactions that are just cosmetic stuff is NOT the same issue point as other games. Please don't blast D2 with "micro transactions" when that isn't the same issue point as Fifa and the like (those are bad games for that reason).

D2 is just cosmetic stuff that has ZERO impact on the game as whole, you can not buy your way up in skill or light level. Besides at least Bungie does it correctly where you get 3 free "micro transaction" uses each week (1 per each level- 3 total, assuming max level).

Fifa on the other hand...is laughable as how far down the micro transaction void it's fallen.Quote
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