Today marks a huge shakeup in the gaming world! With the splitting of one of the biggest combo Bungie and Activision.
After bad blood that goes back all the way to before the launch of the original Destiny, Bungie has fully split from Activision, and kept all the rights to the beloved Destiny franchise. This news will have many Destiny players happy, as this means that Bungie will be taking over all releases on their own schedule. No longer being locked into a schedule they were given by Activision.
A blog post on Bungie’s website said this.
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.
With Forsaken, we’ve learned, and listened, and leaned in to what we believe our players want from a great Destiny experience. Rest assured there is more of that on the way. We’ll continue to deliver on the existing Destiny roadmap, and we’re looking forward to releasing more seasonal experiences in the coming months, as well as surprising our community with some exciting announcements about what lies beyond.
With all of this all players can hope is that Bungie stays true to these words. The Forsaken launch was almost a revival in a way for the Destiny community, breathing a huge amount of life back into the game. If you would like to read the entire blog post you can find it on Bungie’s website here
With the news Activision adds another loss for publisher which is already down on their luck. With losses in their executives, and even very low numbers for their other partnership Blizzard. All eyes will be on these two in the foreseeable future.