“See you starside.”
The former Halo developers have split from Activision. The two entered a publishing agreement in 2010, leaving behind the Halo franchise and building the divisive Destiny franchise.
Bungie stated on their website in a post titled ‘Our Destiny’, “With Activision, we created something special. To date, Destiny has delivered a combination of over 50 million games and expansions to players all around the world.”
The split was amicable between the two companies, with Activision providing the publishing rights to Bungie in, allowing them to continue the franchise as they wish. Bungie provided insight on this deal, stating that Activision will focus on other projects, “With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects.”
Activision also provided a joint statement over Twitter.
Thank you Guardians. It’s been an honor and a privilege to help bring the world of Destiny to life for you. pic.twitter.com/EB1y19OTD8
— Activision (@Activision) January 10, 2019
There will be no disruptions to current game services for Destiny 2 on Battlenet, which was confirmed by Blizzard’s Customer Service on Twitter.
Destiny 2 will still receive full support on BattleNet and we do not anticipate any disruption to our services or your gameplay experience. https://t.co/FFOE1iae3R
— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) January 10, 2019
Bungie previously split from Microsoft in 2007, leaving the rights to the Halo franchise to the console giants.
By Jimmy Ioannou
Images provided by Bungie/Activision