Bungie, the developer behind popular franchises such as Halo and Destiny, has made a big decision about its destiny. The studio announced today that it’s parting ways with long-time publisher Activision. What does this mean for the future of Destiny? Bungie will be self-publishing it from here on out. The studio made this surprise announcement earlier today.
Bungie teamed up with Activision back in 2010 after selling its Halo rights to Microsoft. Its next major project was ultimately launched as Destiny. This partnership delivered Destiny to millions of players across the globe and resulted in the formation of a lucrative franchise. However, the two companies will no longer be working together.
“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,” Bungie writes on its website.
Activision is going to transfer publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. Activision will increase its focus on its own IP projects while Bungie will now self-publish Destiny. The studio says that this planned transition is already underway in its early stages and both former partners are committed to ensuring that the transition is as seamless as possible.