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Bungie Breaks Up with Activision, Regains Full Destiny Publication Rights - MMORPG.com

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 31,760
edited January 10 in News & Features Discussion

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Bungie has announced that it has retaken full publication rights to the Destiny IP from Activision. The team made the announcement on the Bungie site starting with a bit of a rehash of the history between the two companies that started in 2010. While no date is set for the severance, Bungie indicated that the process will be completed "as seamlessly as possible". Read the full letter after the jump.

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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 31,760
    The Activision-Blizzard cost-cutting measures just keep coming.

    I mean...I get it since Destiny 2 probably didn't bring enough money to Activision for publishing it on BattleNet, but...I'm kinda surprised. Activision will only be publishing in-house stuff now, it seems.
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  • Tyr216Tyr216 Member UncommonPosts: 163
    So what's going to happen to my free copy of Destiny 2 via Battle Net?
    SBFordSupaMutantNycteliosAlbatroesGentrifried_ChickenWade47

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  • ElidienElidien Member RarePosts: 1,336
    I feel like this is the tip of the iceberg and something HUGE is coming. Closing Heroes? Suspending development on a game? Something.....
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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 31,760
    Tyr216 said:
    So what's going to happen to my free copy of Destiny 2 via Battle Net?
    That's actually a good question. Maybe they'll launch on Steam or Epic? God forbid they create the "Bungie Launcher". :/

     What about our characters and progress?
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  • Tyr216Tyr216 Member UncommonPosts: 163

    SBFord said:


    Tyr216 said:

    So what's going to happen to my free copy of Destiny 2 via Battle Net?


    That's actually a good question. Maybe they'll launch on Steam or Epic? God forbid they create the "Bungie Launcher". :/

     What about our characters and progress?



    Yep it's definitely cause for concern.

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  • immoralthangimmoralthang Member UncommonPosts: 160
    edited January 10
    This is good news. Activision has become a toxic company for employees, partners, subsidiaries, and consumers. I feel Bungie can potentially spread its wings with Destiny 3 without publisher interference. If only Blizzard could break away. :(
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  • jgDuffayjgDuffay Member UncommonPosts: 169
    Good for them, good for them
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  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Member EpicPosts: 4,319
    edited January 10
    This is a very interesting development for sure. I honestly expected Blizzard to separate from Activision and maybe that will come.

    I always found it hard to stomach that Bungie bungled the game. They only made what could be argued as the greatest scifi FPS prior to that so yeah. Maybe just maybe without Activision to interfere they can make something special again. Or could have been a one trick pony but glad they are getting out from what appears on the whole to be the titanic.
    SBFordMadFrenchie
  • KalebGraysonKalebGrayson Member RarePosts: 430
    Wonder if Blizz could/would sever from Activision?
    SBFord
  • klash2defklash2def Member RarePosts: 1,339
    This is amazing news. Now maybe we can get the Destiny promised to us.
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  • AlverantAlverant Member RarePosts: 1,048
    Good luck to them!
    SBFord
  • ArteriusArterius Member RarePosts: 538
    Now we shall see if Bungie was telling the truth when Destiny 3 comes out. If the game has the same lvl of MTX than I think Bungie is done. If Bungie was honest by blaming Activision for how terrible Destiny 1 & 2 were then we can get a truly magical game.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 3,639
    I have my doubts that this will impact Destiny 2. There's too much baggage (such as the afforementioned Destiny 2 on Battlenet). Expect Destiny 3 for the PS5/XBox Potato Supreme to be the point that this actually matters.
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  • ArteriusArterius Member RarePosts: 538
    Aeander said:
    I have my doubts that this will impact Destiny 2. There's too much baggage (such as the afforementioned Destiny 2 on Battlenet). Expect Destiny 3 for the PS5/XBox Potato Supreme to be the point that this actually matters.
    I think if anyone looks at this news and expects for Destiny 2 to be a completly different game now they are just idiots. 
    Zenislav
  • k61977k61977 Member RarePosts: 1,145

    Tyr216 said:

    So what's going to happen to my free copy of Destiny 2 via Battle Net?



    Got the feeling they will have to do full transfers to whatever they do with the launcher. Most likely just a stand alone thing, at least hopefully.
  • ArteriusArterius Member RarePosts: 538
    k61977 said:

    Tyr216 said:

    So what's going to happen to my free copy of Destiny 2 via Battle Net?



    Got the feeling they will have to do full transfers to whatever they do with the launcher. Most likely just a stand alone thing, at least hopefully.
    I am sure they have some sort of deal with Battle Net to support the game until Destiny 3 right. They said they left on good terms so I don't expect anything to change to much.
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  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Member RarePosts: 3,787
    3rd times a charm it seems.

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  • nastilonnastilon Member UncommonPosts: 74
    I have a feeling this will be the start of something huge that will end up with a movie entitled "End of the Goliath."
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 3,639
    I think the real question is who is going to publish Destiny 3. I highly doubt that Bungie will want to remain independent despite their turbulent history with publishers, because development of a series on this scale takes a grand budget.

    Perhaps their former overlords at Microsoft, already in the process of purchasing studios, will view this as an opportunity to enrich their exclusives and make them an offer they can't refuse?
    ArteriusMensur
  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 2,850
    Good for Bungie.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • IlayaIlaya Member UncommonPosts: 558
    Holy Shit.....
    I would say that our Gaming Year 2019 starts with a lot of "Boom-Boom".
    Or am i wrong? And considering it is just 10 days old....what's next/coming on the Horizon?
    Little scary or any good?

    I need a Glass Bowl!
  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Member EpicPosts: 4,319
    Aeander said:
    I think the real question is who is going to publish Destiny 3. I highly doubt that Bungie will want to remain independent despite their turbulent history with publishers, because development of a series on this scale takes a grand budget.

    Perhaps their former overlords at Microsoft, already in the process of purchasing studios, will view this as an opportunity to enrich their exclusives and make them an offer they can't refuse?
    Could always go back to daddy Microsoft.  Microsoft is snatching up properties left and right.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 3,639
    Aeander said:
    I think the real question is who is going to publish Destiny 3. I highly doubt that Bungie will want to remain independent despite their turbulent history with publishers, because development of a series on this scale takes a grand budget.

    Perhaps their former overlords at Microsoft, already in the process of purchasing studios, will view this as an opportunity to enrich their exclusives and make them an offer they can't refuse?
    Could always go back to daddy Microsoft.  Microsoft is snatching up properties left and right.
    Right. My money is on Microsoft or Bethesda/Zenimax.

    I think I would personally prefer the latter, as, despite my low opinion of Bethesda Game Studios as a developer, their parent company seems to be pretty hands-off and publishes solid games under ID Software and other studios. And Destiny is exactly the sort of IP that would fit into their portfolio.
    SBFord
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 7,888
    klash2def said:
    This is amazing news. Now maybe we can get the Destiny promised to us.
    That one that Bungie claimed would change how FPSs were played forever?  Yes, please.
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  • KooturKootur Member UncommonPosts: 312
    Maybe they can make some of the characters gay. Thats what they are doing to keep overwatch relevant.
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