An 8-Year Marriage
They started out friends. Their games were cool, but it it seems like it was all pretend. They were dedicated and they took the time to partner on some big game franchises…
As a publisher, Activision has quite the resume.
- Black Ops
- Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- Black Ops 2
- Call Of Duty: Ghosts
- Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Black Ops 3
- Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Call Of Duty: World War 2
- Destiny 2
- Black Ops 4
Bungie on the other hand. Well, Bungie made Halo.
We don’t really need to say anything else. Except that they also developed Destiny 1 and 2.
Yesterday was an important day. Activision and Bungie announced they are cutting ties. And this all comes after keeping their originally agreed upon 10 year long relationship (which has been rocky to say the very least) only together for 8. Destiny’s original massive release delay was what got the tension started.
Bungie announced all of this yesterday in a release statement on their site.
“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.”
A Hopeful Divorce
With the hype of what Destiny 2 was SUPPOSED to have been but could never become due to DLC constrictions, this split could be a miracle in disguise. Bungie can now work on it’s own time table. They went on to say…
“With Forsaken, we’ve learned and listened and leaned in to what we believe our players want from a great Destiny experience. Rest assured, there is more of that on the way. We’ll continue to deliver on the existing Destiny roadmap and we’re looking forward to releasing more seasonal experiences in the coming months, as well as surprising our community with some exciting announcements about what lies beyond.”
Now that this split is officially in the works, Bungie can take the Destiny series back to its former glory. This leaves Activision with the ability to work more on their projects, as stated on their Twitter Feed. They will also continue to keep Destiny 2 on Blizzards BattleNet for their PC players.
What will all of this mean for the past and present Guardians of the Destiny series? Will they indeed listen to what their vast community has said about their shortcomings? We will all have to anxiously await the hopeful arrival of Destiny 3 to really be sure.
Thanks to this split, maybe Destiny fans can finally get what they want. Eyes up, Guardians.