Bungie is dropping its existing partnership with Activision in order to self-publish Destiny. The developer says the transition is “already underway in its early stages, with Bungie and Activision both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible.” Bungie’s immediate plans for Destiny 2 updates remain unchanged, and the game will remain on Battle.net.
“With Forsaken, we’ve learned, and listened, and leaned in to what we believe our players want from a great Destiny experience,” Bungie writes in the announcement. 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.”
Bungie’s DeeJ tweets that the existing roadmap, which covers new annual pass content through August, remains unchanged. Blizzard’s customer service branch also tweets that Destiny 2 will remain fully supported on Battle.net, and that “we do not anticipate any disruption to our services or your gameplay experience.”
Activision tweeted a statement similar to but much more concise than Bungie’s. “Going forward, Bungie will own and develop the franchise, and Activision will increase its focus on owned IP and other projects.”
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