In a shocking turn of events, Bungie has split from publisher Activision. While it may be shocking to some, it sounds like it wasn’t shocking for many on the inside. Inner turmoil and bad blood over disagreements, restrictions, and generally, not playing nice have seem to been plaguing this partnership since before Destiny even launched back in 2014. In a story at Kotaku, Jason Shrier shared that many within Bungie celebrated the announcement going as far as popping open the champagne. The general happy-feeling is that Bungie no longer has to deal with the constraints, restrictions, and schedules that Activision has placed on the Destiny franchise.
The good news in all this is that the creator, Bungie, gets to walk away with its IP. Destiny and it’s future are now completely in Bungie’s hands. In an official blog post from Bungie, Destiny is currently transitioning over to the studio from the publishing giant. From what we can glean from the post, it sounds like it’s quite the process. Bungie has promised new announcements to come on future content and to continue to provide the current “roadmap” as they make their way into 2019.
What do you think of his major shake-up? Will Destiny be better off entirely in the hands of its developer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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