Bungie Announced It's Splitting With Activision And Keeping 'Destiny'

Bungie Announced It's Splitting With Activision And Keeping 'Destiny'

"On January 11, 2019, the Company disclosed that it would be separating from its design and development partner Bungie, Inc. and that Bungie will assume full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise", reads the press release.

Right now, that's not on the cards - Bungie is aiming to control everything about Destiny, going forwards. The original story follows below. Bungie first partnered with Activision to produce Destiny in 2010, and in the eight - now almost nine - years since, it's created two games and numerous expansions for those titles.

The transition is already underway, but since Destiny 2 is planning to remain on Blizzard's Battle.net the difference it makes may not be immediately obvious to fans.

While the announcement may have come as a surprise to some, this was probably inevitable, given the tensions that developed following the release of Destiny 2 and the Forsaken expansion. Bungie says it is thankful to Activision for what they have accomplished together, but it looks forward to publishing Destiny on its own.

Of special note, Vicarious Visions and High Moon Studios, both owned by Activision, previously put in work on Destiny and will now be free to work on other titles after the end of this partnership. "We set out to build a game that Destiny players would love, and at Bungie, we love it too".

"Rest assured there is more of that on the way". We know that new adventures await us all on new worlds filled with mystery, adventure, and hope.

Destiny 2: Forsaken appears to have been the final straw, with Activision thoroughly displeased with revenue and Bungie sick of being told what to do.

The cupboard is hardly bare at Activision Blizzard, which owns the Call of Duty franchise that is one of the biggest games on the planet-though Destiny was definitely a financially important franchise.

Reportedly, the relationship between Bungie and Activision has been strained for some time, and this is backed up by Kotaku's story on the situation. "Excited to see how they continue to grow and evolve Destiny".

Despite the drama though, this is ultimately a good thing for the franchise and for Bungie.

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