In 2010, Bungie began an alliance with Activision that led to the creation of Destiny, an online experience that is currently a successful franchise. However, all the cycles have to end at some point and this is why Bungie decided to separate from Activision. With the above it will keep Destiny and will become its distributor.
Through a statement, Bungie made this news public. There, it was grateful to Activision for helping Destiny come true. That said, the company made it clear that it feels ready to start distributing the game on its own. It is for this reason that the company made the decision to separate itself from the huge distributor.
It is important to note that the separation process is only at an early stage. The good news is that both Bungie and Activision are committed to making sure it is as simple and uncomplicated as possible.
Finally, Bungie took the opportunity to thank its fans and point out that they are preparing more experiences in season. It also mentioned that they will surprise their community with the announcements that are on the way.
“Thank you so much for your continued support. Our success is owed in no small part to the incredible community of players who have graced our worlds with light and life. We know self-publishing won’t be easy; there’s still much for us to learn as we grow as an independent, global studio, but we see unbounded opportunities and potential in Destiny. We know that new adventures await us all on new worlds filled with mystery, adventure, and hope. We hope you’ll join us there,” the studio said.
For its part, Activision reiterated the commitment to make the transition easy for both. It also stressed that it will focus on working on “owned IP and other projects.”
It is worth mentioning that this news comes months after Activision acknowledged to investors that the Destiny 2 sales have not met their expectations. In addition, we must remember that in mid-2018 Bungie received a multimillion-dollar investment from NetEase, a Chinese company that has several online games.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.