Bungie Announces It’s Splitting With Activision But Keeping "Destiny"

Alonzo Simpson
January 13, 2019

Bungie has announced that it has split with Activision and will self-publish its Destiny franchise in the future.

Though they mentioned they "enjoyed" their 8-year run with Activision, Bungie is ready to have the Destiny name fully in their grasp once more. What do you think of Bungie parting ways with Activision on Destiny?

The note also points out that the original plan was to release sequels every two years and that Bungie's failure to deliver this was one of the reasons for the falling out with Activision.

The research firm noted that the initial agreement was for a new Destiny game to launch every two years, although obviously this changed following the release of the first game, with Destiny 2 arriving three years later. There's no word on any impact on Destiny 2, and Bungie says its plans are "unchanged." Activision will obviously be disappointed because of how successful Destiny continues to be, having sold over 50 million games and expansions.

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Destiny creator Bungie has broken away from its publisher Activision.

"With Forsaken, we've learned, and listened, and leaned in to what we believe our players want from a great Destiny experience. 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", the companies stated. He tweeted in response to Bungie's announcement: "Looking forward to a very bright future working with one of my favorite independent studios on one of my favorite franchises". Even if Destiny wasn't making as much money as Acti might have liked, they're still losing the rights to a significant IP, and a high-profile revenue stream. Head down to the comments section and let us know!

In addition, it claims that Destiny 2 failed to broaden the appeal of the franchise by offering a more casual experience, while Forsaken didn't quite win over lapsed fans despite its critical success. Destiny 2 was criticized by a lot for its micro-transactions and now that Activision is out of the picture, we're really looking forward to see what Bungie will do with them.

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