Bungie introduced as we speak it has gained full publishing rights to the Destiny franchise going ahead. Activision will shift focuse to publishing wholly owned IP.
Here’s the announcement:
When we first launched our partnership with Activision in 2010, the gaming trade was in a reasonably completely different place. As an impartial studio getting down to construct a model new expertise, we needed a accomplice prepared to take a giant leap of religion with us. We had a imaginative and prescient for Destiny that we believed in, however to launch a game of that magnitude, we would have liked the help of a longtime publishing accomplice.
With Activision, we created one thing particular. To date, Destiny has delivered a mix of over 50 million games and expansions to gamers all world wide. More importantly, we’ve additionally witnessed a outstanding group – tens of thousands and thousands of Guardians sturdy – stand up and embrace Destiny, to play collectively, to make and share reminiscences, and even to do really nice issues that attain far past the game we share, to ship a optimistic affect on individuals’s on a regular basis lives.
We have loved a profitable eight-year run and wish to thank Activision for his or her partnership on Destiny. Looking forward, we’re excited to announce plans for Activision to switch publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. With our outstanding Destiny group, we’re able to publish on our personal, whereas Activision will enhance their concentrate on owned IP tasks.
The deliberate transition course of is already underway in its early phases, with Bungie and Activision each dedicated to creating certain the handoff is as seamless as potential.
With Forsaken, we’ve realized, and listened, and leaned in to what we consider our gamers need from a terrific Destiny expertise. Rest assured there may be extra of that on the best way. We’ll proceed to ship on the prevailing Destiny roadmap, and we’re trying ahead to releasing extra seasonal experiences within the coming months, in addition to shocking our group with some thrilling bulletins about what lies past.
Thank you a lot to your continued help. Our success is owed in no small half to the unimaginable group of gamers who’ve graced our worlds with mild and life. We know self-publishing received’t be simple; there’s nonetheless a lot for us to be taught as we develop as an impartial, international studio, however we see unbounded alternatives and potential in Destiny. We know that new adventures await us all on new worlds full of thriller, journey, and hope. We hope you’ll be part of us there.