In a blog posted today, Bungie has announced that it is officially splitting ties with partner Activision. A partnership that has lasted for 8 years and 2 games.
They're not just splitting ties, they are establishing them self as their own studio. No longer tied down by another company and more importantly, no longer having to answer to another company.
What does this mean? Bungie is now 100% in control of their own games. Their mistakes, their successes, their everything, is on them.
Which is a good thing.
It has been highly publicized that Bungie and Activision had a rocky relationship together, and we all know that Destiny suffered because of it.
The first game, had a long history of delays, do overs, and numerous director & writer changes. The Destiny that was announced at E3 in 2013, was not the Destiny we got in 2014. It was a vastly different different game upon release. Sources pegged these issues squarely on Activision interfering with Bungie. Dictating how they wanted the game to be.
Now, that is no longer the case.
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.
With Destiny 2 winding down, and Destiny 3 already being talked about. This is amazing news for the company. Maybe we will see what their true vision for Destiny was supposed to be.
While the immediate impact of this isn't known just yet, especially for PC players who are now curious as to their own fate. Destiny 2 is on the launcher to another Activision owned company, Blizzard. We have no idea how this news is going to effect the PC community.
According to Bungie though, the transition process is already underway.
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.
Personally, as a Destiny player, I am very excited for the future of this franchise.
You can read the entire blog here.
This has been James with Game Fix. Game on everybody! And good luck to you Bungie.