Bungie has announced that its Destiny games will no longer be published by Activision. Instead, the development team has gained all the IP rights for this franchise and will self-publish all future Destiny games.
As Bungie claimed:
“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.”
Bungie will keep working on Destiny 2 and will continue to deliver on the existing Destiny roadmap.
“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.”
It will be interesting to see now whether the next Destiny game – or even Destiny 2 – will rely less on micro-transactions. Destiny 2 was criticized by a lot for its micro-transactions and now that Activision is out of the picture, we’re really looking forward to see what Bungie will do with them.