BUNGIE SPLITS WITH ACTIVISION, MAINTAINS DESTINY RIGHTS

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#1 Thu, 01/10/2019 - 18:04
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BUNGIE SPLITS WITH ACTIVISION, MAINTAINS DESTINY RIGHTS

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Thu, 01/10/2019 - 20:35
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Saw that this afternoon.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 21:02
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Very interesting news. Might be a good thing for Destiny from the player's perspective. I doubt Activision brought anything to the partnership that I will miss.

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 07:09
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I don't know if this is good or bad or otherwise. There have been so many goofs with the Destiny franchise - most recently this week with the uproar over the unlock fail of the new Forge. 

 

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:19
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Activi$ion only cares about getting as much money as they can out of their games. I've played a lot of Call of Duty, so I know how they operate. I think it's probably a net positive that they have less control over the Destiny franchise now.

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:23
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I think it is easy to blame Activision for the many misfires with Destiny - especially in reference to micortransactions. However, I would imagine Bungie still had a fair shake in what went into the game. Only time will tell if this is a good move.

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:02
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Polygon published a pragmatic/pessimistic view of the Bungie/Activision split as it pertains to Destiny 2.

https://www.polygon.com/2019/1/14/18182364/bungie-activision-split-desti...

I believe the 2 year scenario is the most likely. Paying for Eververse items seems to be a losing strategy just as it was in Destiny 1.

 

 

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:08
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Good read and valid points brought up, especially about losing the subsidiary studios. 

I actually don't care about losing cosmetic items. Instead, I think Destiny just needs to be "Destiny" without all of the restarts every few years. Activision was needed to get the game off the ground. Now it's up to Bungie to see if it's sustainable. 

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 21:32
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I've played Bungie games for a long time - all the way back to Marathon 2:Durandal. Their stuff for the Mac was good - but it was also the only game in town. When they partnered with Microsoft, they kind of hit a sweet spot.  Halo was ahead of its time and full of innovation - once Bungie left, Halo wasn't as good.  Once Microsoft left, I don't think Bungie was as good. They lost a lot of talent in that split and in the early squabbles with Activision/Blizzard. I'll have a look at whatever new property they come up mext with out of loyalty to the brand, but I personally think that Destiny is dead at this point.  Now it could be that they get their head out of their backsides and respond like Massive/Ubisoft did when The Division tanked - that would make me happy and I would come back (just like I did with the Division) - but only time will tell.  In the meantime, Anthem is looking sweet :)

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