Bungie partnered with Activision to publish the Destiny games since the first title released in 2014. In a shocking announcement, Bungie has confirmed that they are splitting away from Activision and will begin self-publishing the Destiny games. You can read more about Bungie assuming rights to the Destiny franchise below.
Bungie assuming rights to Destiny franchise:
We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny. Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for Activision to transfer publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects.
They continue on by talking about how much the community means to them:
With Forsaken, we’ve learned, and listened, and leaned in to what we believe our players want from a great Destiny experience. Rest assured there is more of that on the way. We’ll continue to deliver on the existing Destiny roadmap, and we’re looking forward to releasing more seasonal experiences in the coming months, as well as surprising our community with some exciting announcements about what lies beyond.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Our success is owed in no small part to the incredible community of players who have graced our worlds with light and life. We know self-publishing won’t be easy; there’s still much for us to learn as we grow as an independent, global studio, but we see unbounded opportunities and potential in Destiny. We know that new adventures await us all on new worlds filled with mystery, adventure, and hope. We hope you’ll join us there.
See you starside.
It’ll remain unclear what this means for both Destiny and Bungie for some time. There’s no denying however that this is a massive shakeup for the gaming industry.