Bungie Splits With Activision

After right years of partnership and two Destiny video games, Bungie and publisher, Activision, are going their separate ways.

The developer announced today that it will acquire publishing rights to the shooter franchise from Activision, and will publish future games on its own.

”Today, we’re announcing plans for Bungie to assume full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise,” Bungie and Activision said in a joint statement. “Going forward, Bungie will own and develop the franchise, and Activision will increase its focus on owned IP and other projects. Activision and Bungie are committed to a seamless transition for the Destiny franchise and will continue to work closely together during the transition on behalf of the community of Destiny players around the world.”

“We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny,” Bungie said in an update posted to its website. “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.”

Destiny is a game that has always had fans split down the middle. Either they loved the sci-fi epic or they perceived it to be a low rent Call of Duty wannabe set in space.

Fans can expect future DLC content from Destiny 2 later this year.

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