Bungie has officially cut ties with Activision. This could turn out to be a big split for the gaming industry. They shared the rights to the Destiny franchise. What good news for Bungie is that they have secured the rights, while Activision is becoming more questionable and that is bad news for them.
“We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny,” Bungie said in a blog post today. “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.”
Here is their joint statement on the matter:
Bungie also has a brand new game in development thanks to a $100 million investment from NetEase. This news comes when there are many reports of Activision having internal issues. There was an executive change on several levels at its largest subsidiary, Blizzard. Activision, the company responsible for massive franchise hits have all since abandoned them. Two of the publisher’s other studios, High Moon and Vicarious Visions, had been working on expansions and content for Destiny 2. It’s unclear if those studios will continue to move forward as planned.
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