After months of rumblings about Activision being unhappy with the way Destiny 2 has been performing, the company has finally announced that their partnership, after almost 10 years, is coming to an end.
This development comes after years of tension between the two companies-tension that has existed since before the first Destiny even shipped.
Cowen & Company further noted that Bungie probably paid a fee in order to acquire the publishing rights to the series from Activision, although said it wouldn't have been 'enormously significant'. To date, Destiny has delivered a combination of over 50 million games and expansions to players all around the world.More news: Google tried to cover up sexual misconduct, alleges shareholder
Though they mentioned they "enjoyed" their 8-year run with Activision, Bungie is ready to have the Destiny name fully in their grasp once more.
"The transition process is already underway in its early stages, with Bungie and Activision both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible", Bungie wrote.More news: Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested and "taken to detox centre"
Bungie seems over ecstatic that the Destiny franchise may have more room to grow without Activision's restrictive schedule. The company also tells us that we'll see more seasonal experiences over the next few months, and there were also teases about surprise announcements, but of course, we'll have to wait for more details on those. Our success is owed in no small part to the incredible community of players who have graced our worlds with light and life. Following the announcement, Destiny 2 director Luke Smith tweeted out the line "Guardians make their own fate", a famous quote from the original game. We know that new adventures await us all on new worlds filled with mystery, adventure, and hope.
Bungie was also hosted through Activision's Blizzard.net platform, though the Blizzard Customer Service Twitter account confirmed this wouldn't change.
In an open letter to fans, Bungie thanked Activision and said that the split wouldn't affect Destiny 2's content roadmap.More news: SOMETHING IN THE WAY: Dave Grohl chugs beer, falls off stage…again