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13 January 2019, 01:16 | Megan Pierce
Activision and Bungie announce end of their partnership By Keshav Bhat
Bungie will remain independent, though they did recently see huge investment from Chinese online gaming company NetEase to support Destiny and other franchises, though the intricacies of this partnership have not been fully detailed. Moving forward, Bungie will take care of publishing Destiny on its own without Activision's help. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, as the original 2010 contract stipulated that when the partnership ended, it would be Bungie keeping the property - though Activision would get the first pass on the option to publish more.
Over an eight-year period with Activision, Destiny built a community over 10 million strong across various platforms. Bungie announced the news on Thursday via a blog post titled "Our destiny," in which the studio declared that plans were already in motion "for Activision to transfer publishing rights for Destiny". While Bungie were the main developers on Destiny and created the IP, they've been receiving help on the project since the beginning from both High Moon Studios and Vicarious Visions, two stellar Activision-owned teams.
The publishing deal that brought Halo's creators together with the publisher of Call of Duty has ended-two full years before it was originally slated to end.
Bungie will keep working on Destiny 2 and will continue to deliver on the existing Destiny roadmap.
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Bungie and Activision have announced that their Destiny partnership has been dissolved with the former to assume full control of the IP after a period of transition. It wants to assure players there is more of that on the way, and that this transition is only part of a brighter future for Destiny.
It will be interesting to see now whether the next Destiny game - or even Destiny 2 - will rely less on micro-transactions. Here's to last year's dark clouds parting to make way for rain and light and life. Well, the problem seems to have been the sales of Destiny 2. Here's to you, to us, and to all of the adventures that await in 2019.
Reportedly, the relationship between Bungie and Activision has been strained for some time, and this is backed up by Kotaku's story on the situation.
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