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Bungie Splits From Activision Blizzard, And It's Keeping Destiny

12 days ago   |   By GameSpot

Bungie will assume publishing rights of the Destiny series from Activision, the developer announced today. This will mark the end of a 10-year contract established in 2010, which saw Activision help Bungie to launch its first post-Halo project after it gained its independence from former owner Microsoft. The process of transitioning Destiny's publishing from Activision to Bungie has already begun, according to a post on Bungie's website. There's no word on any immediate impact on Destiny 2 , but it's likely development on the game's post-launch content will continue as previously...
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Bungie parts ways with Activision, will self-publish future Destiny content

Bungie parts ways with Activision, will self-publish future Destiny content

12 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

After an eight-year partnership, Destiny developer Bungie and publisher Activision are parting ways. Unlike Bungie's previous split with Microsoft, Bungie will acquire the rights to Destiny to continue self-publishing future content.
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Activision Blizzard Stock Nosedives After Bungie/Destiny Split

12 days ago   |   By GameSpot

Activision and Bungie made a big announcement today when the companies confirmed they were splitting up , with Bungie getting the Destiny franchise going forward. While Destiny 2: Forsaken might have failed to reach Activision's commercial sales expectations , it still means that the publisher is losing a revenue stream. So it's no surprise, then, that Activision Blizzard's stock price dropped dramatically after the news was made public. Investors were seemingly spooked at the idea of Activision Blizzard losing a revenue-contributor. The company's share price fell by almost 7 percent in...
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Destiny 2 Will Stay On Battle.Net After Bungie's Split From Activision

12 days ago   |   By GameSpot

Anyone concerned that Bungie ending its publishing arrangement with Activision for Destiny would mean Destiny 2 will be removed from Battle.net can breathe a sigh of relief. Blizzard has confirmed that Destiny 2 will continue to receive "full support" on Battle.net going forward. Destiny 2 and its extra content remains available to buy on Battle.net, and it appears it will not be removed from the store, at least not yet. Destiny 2 will still receive full support on BattleNet and we do not anticipate any disruption to our services or your gameplay experience. - BlizzardCS January 10, 2019...
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Bungie split with Activision to self-publish Destiny series

12 days ago   |   By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

After a little over eight years, Bungie is to split from publisher Activision and take the Destiny series of online shooters with them. In a developer blog post , Bungie announce that this includes transferring full publishing rights back to the developer. Whether this means anything for players purchasing and launching the game via Battle.net is yet unknown, but they state that “Bungie and Activision are both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible”. For players right now this means very little, but I'm curious to see if this leads to any change in Destiny 2's...
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Destiny solely in Bungie's hands after split with Activision - CNET

12 days ago   |   By CNET

Bungie look to Become Legend on their own, ending nine-year partnership with one of the world's biggest video game publishers.
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Destiny to Be Self-Published by Bungie After Split from Activision

12 days ago   |   By Game Rant

Bungie is announcing that it has acquired the rights to self-publish Destiny going forward, splitting away from its partnership with publisher Activision.
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Bungie takes Destiny 2 publishing rights back from Activision

Bungie takes Destiny 2 publishing rights back from Activision

12 days ago   |   By Gamasutra

Activision and Bungie are splitting after eight years of partnership, with the Destiny franchise being transferred to developer Bungie, which will assume full publishing rights. ...
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Bungie will self-publish 'Destiny' in split with Activision

12 days ago   |   By Engadget

Bungie is about to take greater control of Destiny's... well, destiny. The studio has reached a deal with Activision that will hand over the publishing rights to the shared-world shooter franchise. According to the company, it's "ready" to publish...
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Bungie to Assume Full Publishing Rights for the Destiny Franchise

12 days ago   |   By N4G

When we first launched our partnership with Activision in 2010, the gaming industry was in a pretty different place. As an independent studio setting out to build a brand new experience, we wanted a partner willing to take a big leap of faith with us. We had a vision for Destiny that we believed in, but to launch a game of that magnitude, we needed the support of an established publishing partner.
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Bungie gains total control of Destiny as the studio ends its partnership with Activision

12 days ago   |   By GamesRadar

All right, all right, all right
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Bungie has broken away from Activision, but what happens to Destiny?

12 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Destiny creator Bungie has broken away from its publisher Activision. After eight years of rocky developer-publisher relations, the two giants that forged the insanely profitable pseudo-MMO Destiny and its sequel are splitting up. As Bungie split away from Microsoft with the hopes of creating an all-new IP, they needed a publisher. After two games and...
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Bungie parts ways with Activision to self-publish Destiny

Bungie parts ways with Activision to self-publish Destiny

12 days ago   |   By The Verge

Game studio Bungie, known best for having created the Halo franchise and more recently the Destiny series, is splitting up with its long-time publishing partner Activision, the company said in a surprise announcement this afternoon. The two companies partnered back in 2010, after Bungie sold its Halo rights to Microsoft and embarked on its next big project, which ultimately became the online multiplayer shooter / RPG hybrid Destiny. As part of the terms of the deal, Bungie was to develop Destiny games for Activision for 10 years, though the developer has since clarified that the 10-year...
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Activision To Hand Over Full Publishing Rights Of 'Destiny' Franchise To Bungie

12 days ago   |   By Forbes

And here I was thinking the biggest Destiny news of the week would be that players couldn't solve the game's hardest puzzle after several days. But something much, much larger is afoot.
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Bungie Splits With Activision And Takes Over Destiny Publishing

Bungie Splits With Activision And Takes Over Destiny Publishing

12 days ago   |   By GameInformer

In an abrupt announcement with long-lasting ramifications, Bungie and Activision have announced that the two companies have split, with Bungie retaining ownership of the Destiny IP and full publishing rights to the game.
“Today, we're announcing plans for Bungie to assume full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise," Activision and Bungie said in a join statement. "Going forward, Bungie will own and develop the franchise, and Activision will increase its focus on owned IP and other projects. Activision and Bungie are committed to a seamless transition for the...
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Bungie escapes partnership with Activision, retains rights to Destiny

Bungie escapes partnership with Activision, retains rights to Destiny

12 days ago   |   By Windows Central

That was rather unexpected.
Activision and Bungie partnered on Destiny in 2010, and with Destiny 2 , that partnership continued. However, the two are parting ways now. A few months ago, Activision said that Destiny 2 was a sales disappointment and the company was reevaluating how to proceed from there. It seems like this was the best solution the two parties could come up with.
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Bungie Confirms Destiny Will Split Off From Activision

12 days ago   |   By GameSpot

Bungie will assume publishing rights of the Destiny series from Activision, the former Halo developer announced today. This will mark the end of a 10-year contract established in 2010, which saw Activision help Bungie to launch its first project after it gained its independence from former owner Microsoft. The process of transitioning Destiny's publishing from Activision to Bungie has already begun, according to a post on Bungie's website. There's no word on any immediate impact on Destiny 2, and Bungie says the companies are "committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as...
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Bungie Splits with Activision, Maintains Destiny Rights

12 days ago   |   By IGN

Bungie and Activision are parting ways after maintaining a publishing agreement since 2010.
Bungie made the announcement through Bungie.net today.
Thank you Guardians. It's been an honor and a privilege to help bring the world of Destiny to life for you. pic.twitter.com/EB1y19OTD8
- Activision January 10, 2019
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Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter .
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