Bungie gets full rights for 'Destiny' after cutting ties with Activision

Mashable 10 Jan 2019 09:56
'Destiny' has been freed from Activision's grip, some fans think.
'Destiny' has been freed from Activision's grip, some fans think.
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Bungie and Activision are no longer working together.

In a joint statement from both Bungie and Activision, the two companies announced Thursday that will be cutting ties with each other. All publishing rights of the Bungie-developed series Destiny will be handed over to bungie by Activision at an unspecified date.

This means that Bungie will be taking control of all rights for Destiny and Destiny 2, the latter of which released in 2017 and continues to be updated today.

In a statement from Bungie, the developer announced that it will be publishing Destiny on its own now, rather than find a new publisher to work with. Before partnering with Activision, Bungie was previously owned by Microsoft where the studio developed the first three Halo games.

"The planned 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 said in its statement.

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