Developer Bungie has ended its eight-year partnership with writer Activision and is taking full management of the Destiny franchise. The information was revealed in a weblog publish on Bungie’s web site, which revealed that the transition is already in its early phases, as Activision transfers Destiny publishing rights over to Bungie.
According to Kotaku, Bungie and Activision had shared a tense relationship since earlier than the discharge of the primary Destiny recreation. It looks like that stress was solely made worse when Destiny 2: Forsaken, Bungie’s newest enlargement for the sport, failed to fulfill Activision’s gross sales expectations.
The studio initially had a 10-year publishing cope with the writer, and there have been even rumors that Bungie was starting work on Destiny 3. It stays to be seen whether or not Bungie does certainly plan to maneuver ahead with one other Destiny recreation. At the second, the developer plans to proceed to work on Destiny 2 and the upcoming updates it has already promised.
“With Forsaken, we’ve discovered, and listened, and leaned into what we imagine our gamers need from an excellent Destiny expertise. Rest assured there may be extra of that on the best way. We’ll proceed to ship on the prevailing Destiny roadmap, and we’re wanting ahead to releasing extra seasonal experiences within the coming months, in addition to stunning our neighborhood with some thrilling bulletins about what lies past.”
Destiny 2‘s present DLC roadmap guarantees updates throughout this August, together with each free and paid content material. At this time, it seems like that is nonetheless the case.
Bungie’s break up from Activision could not come at a extra attention-grabbing time for the studio, which is within the course of of making a model new IP after receiving a $100 million funding from Chinese writer NetEase in June 2018. The new recreation is rumored to be known as Matter, though Bungie has made no official announcement relating to the undertaking past its partnership with NetEase.
We’ll hold you up to date as we study extra about this new period for Bungie and what’s subsequent for Destiny.
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