Bungie and Activision are parting ways
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Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier reports on a huge industry accident which is the splitting of Bungie development studio with publisher Activision. It's hard to believe, but it is indeed happening. Jason notes, that relationship between two companies has always been tense ever since Bungie started working on the original Destiny.
The actual news was brought by studio's executives to their employees in the form of a celebration. Developers no longer need to deal with their greedy and unstable publisher and can finally concentrate on their direct job - developing and supporting games in accordance with their original vision. To back it up, the deal between Bungie and Activision was performed in such a way so that the studio kept hold of Destiny brand. Whether it is due to underperforming of Destiny 2: Forsaken, is not yet clear. What matters though, is that the community was sincerely happy about the latest expansion.
The official blog post from Bungie includes gratitude towards Activision, and it's not surprising given the fact that Destiny series remains with its initial creators. The gaming community should expect a better community-oriented support for Destiny 2 in the coming months while the transition is happening. The game will remain in Battle.net service, but Bungie promises exciting announcements for what to expect from studio further.
It's a bit early to announce a triquel, so let's hope the coming news concentrates on support for Destiny 2.