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

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  • KooturKootur Member UncommonPosts: 312

    Elidien said:

    I feel like this is the tip of the iceberg and something HUGE is coming. Closing Heroes? Suspending development on a game? Something.....



    Thats how it started with Enron and Goldman Sachs.
  • KooturKootur Member UncommonPosts: 312


    Wonder if Blizz could/would sever from Activision?



    I don't think they can.
  • HeretiqueHeretique Member RarePosts: 1,494
    Good on Bungie, time to start supporting them again.
  • Gobstopper3DGobstopper3D Member RarePosts: 835


    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. :(



    Good news for Bungie and not so good for Blizzard. Now they will have Activisions full attention. My days with WoW are already small and they are getting smaller at an accelerated rate.

    I'm not an IT Specialist, Game Developer, or Clairvoyant in real life, but like others on here, I play one on the internet.

  • ArskaaaArskaaa Member RarePosts: 1,245
    /popcorn
  • XodicXodic Member RarePosts: 931
    Those who sell their soul to the devil eventually have regrets.
  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 921


    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.



    I'm not a fan of Activision like everyone else, but if you think that Activision was responsible for that miserable existence that we call Destiny 2 then I think you are wrong. I doubt Activision went and said hey just rename the game and let's do this.
  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,214


    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. :(



    LOL

    I know it's the cool thing to hate on anything Activision Blizzard related currently but you obviously know nothing about Bungie.

    Activision had to force Bungie to stay on track and Destiny 1 and 2 both released a year late.

    Bungie self publishing is probably the worst thing that could happen to Bungie.
  • meonthissitemeonthissite Member UncommonPosts: 917
    And they instantly got the trust of their players back! LOL
  • meonthissitemeonthissite Member UncommonPosts: 917
    Activision just needs to break up with Blizzard so that Blizzard regains complete control of their IP once again, maybe they can restore the faith of the public!
  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Member EpicPosts: 4,602


    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.



    I'm not a fan of Activision like everyone else, but if you think that Activision was responsible for that miserable existence that we call Destiny 2 then I think you are wrong. I doubt Activision went and said hey just rename the game and let's do this.
    I think that is exactly what happened.  All the leaks from happenings at Blizzard from employees and what not makes me believe that.  Both made a lot of money so lets not kid ourselves.  It is no different than EA slapping the Madden name on the same game year after year.  

  • immoralthangimmoralthang Member UncommonPosts: 193
    edited January 11


    Xiaoki said:





    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. :(






    LOL



    I know it's the cool thing to hate on anything Activision Blizzard related currently but you obviously know nothing about Bungie.



    Activision had to force Bungie to stay on track and Destiny 1 and 2 both released a year late.



    Bungie self publishing is probably the worst thing that could happen to Bungie.



    We will have to see how Bungie expresses its new independence. Every publisher/developer relationship is different. Could it be that Bungie disagreed with Activision’s monetization plans for Destiny 1 + 2 leading to delays or was Bungie just procrastinating? Both have potential validity.

    As for bashing Activision, when is the last time they had positive press? It wasn’t when they re-released Modern Warfare and had the audacity to charge for its DLC again. It wasn’t when they charged real money for a stupid red dot. People leaving high level positions at Activision also does not help its case.

    There are so many examples of bad business practices the real challenge is finding something good. I have no sympathy for Activision as a company and they deserve every failure plaguing them thus far.

  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,308
    They could change the way cosmetic works on Destiny 2 (as one time use) as proof of good faith and maybe I'll think about it.

    I care so little for Destiny 2 that I didn't even get it for free. That game has too many exploitative mechanics to be worth my time (besides the poor gameplay loop and brain dead AI).

    I hope this helps the community in some way, they deserve it.

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  • Tuor7Tuor7 Member UncommonPosts: 818


    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. :(



    I felt that way, too, when Bungie left Microsoft... only to end up in the arms of Activision.
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,564
    Rats from a sinking ship?

    "You can go to land of make believe and you can pretend
    But in the end you still have no friends"

  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,767
    I like what CliffyB said about it:

    Bungie splits with Activision.

    Y'all knew what you signed up for from the get go.

    Still, glad y'all got the rights back.

    Now? Self publish. Control your...

    Destiny?
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,773
    Bungie:
    Today is a big news day for Bungie. Change is afoot for us. Our plans for Destiny are unchanged. All of these game updates are still on the calendar.

    Nycteliosinfomatz

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  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,214


    Xiaoki said:





    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. :(






    LOL



    I know it's the cool thing to hate on anything Activision Blizzard related currently but you obviously know nothing about Bungie.



    Activision had to force Bungie to stay on track and Destiny 1 and 2 both released a year late.



    Bungie self publishing is probably the worst thing that could happen to Bungie.



    We will have to see how Bungie expresses its new independence. Every publisher/developer relationship is different. Could it be that Bungie disagreed with Activision’s monetization plans for Destiny 1 + 2 leading to delays or was Bungie just procrastinating? Both have potential validity.

    As for bashing Activision, when is the last time they had positive press? It wasn’t when they re-released Modern Warfare and had the audacity to charge for its DLC again. It wasn’t when they charged real money for a stupid red dot. People leaving high level positions at Activision also does not help its case.

    There are so many examples of bad business practices the real challenge is finding something good. I have no sympathy for Activision as a company and they deserve every failure plaguing them thus far.

    A lot of the problems with Destiny 1 was because of the awful graphics engine which was made by Bungie specifically for Destiny 1.
    It was so bad that they had trouble making content and it's the reason there is no PC version of Destiny 1.
    Destiny 2 was heavily delayed because Bungie once again insisted they make a brand new graphics engine just for Destiny 2 and once again it sucked.
    The development stories from Destiny 1 and 2 are not pretty and they all have nothing to do with Activision.
  • zaberfangxzaberfangx Member UncommonPosts: 1,795
    I still think there is a catch that Bungie needed to get away from Activision so soon.
  • bcbullybcbully Member RarePosts: 9,686
    Makes me wonder how bad WoW is really doing...
  • DisantiaDisantia Member UncommonPosts: 46

    bcbully said:

    Makes me wonder how bad WoW is really doing...



    It's literally the worst it's ever been in every possible way...gameplay/content/players/etc. Alot of big names from dev team gone/jumping. I love WoW and hope something changes, but the way it is now...it's like the pubg plane or fortnite bus, everyone is jumping and hoping they land somewhere good
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,050
    Worth remembering that Activision don't, and have never, owned Blizzard. Vivendi bought both and the subsequent buy-out created Activision Blizzard - which subsequently bought King. Maybe there could be a stock market share split but I doubt it.
    Robbgobb
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,050
    It looks like there is a "root and branch" review going on at Activision Blizzard with every game and future development being looked at. With those that don't make the grade facing cut backs or the axe.
    Torval
  • Prime_DirectivePrime_Directive Member RarePosts: 1,023
    edited January 11
    I expect Blizzarrd is about be the next too either break off as Blizzard, or selling the entity and creating an entirely new studio.
    There is a multiverse inside our minds which millions live.
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,050
    bcbully said:
    Makes me wonder how bad WoW is really doing...
    Not just WoW.
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