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Destiny creator Bungie has broken away from its publisher Activision.
After eight years of rocky developer-publisher relations, the two giants that forged the insanely profitable pseudo-MMO Destiny and its sequel are splitting up. As Bungie split away from Microsoft with the hopes of creating an all-new IP, they needed a publisher. After two games and multiple expansions, they’ve realized that is not the publisher they needed.
“We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny,” announced the studio through a blog post. 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.”
With the move to self-publishing, Bungie may hopefully be able to deliver a Destiny 3 that fans will truly be happy with. After disappointing expansions and microtransaction Hell, Bungie is finally able to split away from publisher meddling and deliver the experience that they want to.