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Bungie parts ways with Activision, to self-publish Destiny franchise

An annual release schedule may have caused the rift

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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:18 GMT
Bungie parts ways with Activision, to self-publish Destiny franchise
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:18 GMT
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Development studio Bungie has announced that it has parted ways with its publishing partner Activision. The studio will retain the rights of its Destiny franchise.


According to a recent press release, the studio has decided to cease its partnership with Activision in favor of self-publishing. The studio will retain all rights to the Destiny brand and all current games and content will continue to be available via Activision Blizzard's Battle.net store.

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The split between the two parties may have been caused by the studio's unwillingness to abide by certain terms stipulated in the contract between the two. Reportedly, one of these terms was an annual release schedule for new entries in the franchise.

The press release further states that both Bungie and Activision are committed to making sure the handoff is "as seamless as possible".
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.

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