Bungie, Activision Split; IP-opphold hos utvikleren, Destiny 2 Roadmap ikke påvirket



Reports were trickling in throughout the industry that relations between Bungie and its publisher Activision weren't going well right from the start. The developer has had, historically, strained relations with anyone wringing money over their heads; Microsoft, and now Activision, have been on that side of the equation already, with the developer choosing to part ways both times. Whether this comes from external pressure towards the studios' team or Bungie's own internal culture is something that's still unclear; either way, the champagne bottles that were reportedly opened by Bungie employees right after the studio broke the news to the team today speaks volumes (or should that be liters) on the prevailing feeling.

Delingen er i mellomtiden offisielt kunngjort av Bungie via et blogginnlegg, og Activision har allerede sagt farvel i sosiale medier. Bungie sier at veikartet og Destiny 2s integrasjon med Battle.net ikke vil bli berørt, og at de vil bringe spennende nyheter til spillere etter denne splittelsen. Hva som nøyaktig resulterer av dette for Bungies 'planer etter veikart, gjenstår å se; Enten en stadig utvidet MMO-opplevelse eller flere franchiseavdrag, i det minste nå har Bungie ingen andre enn seg selv å skylde på noen mangler som skjedde over Destiny IP i fremtiden. Sources: Activision Twitter, Bungie Blog