Bungie had to learn that the affiliation with Activision ended after eight years. The developer announced today that it will acquire the publishing rights to the Destiny franchise and that it will publish future games for its account.
Destiny 2 will continue to receive full support on BattleNet
“Today, we announce plans for Bungie to assume all publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise,” Bungie and Activision said in a joint statement. “In the future, Bungie will own and develop the franchise, and Activision will focus more on intellectual property and other projects. Activision and Bungie are committed to a smooth transition for the Destiny franchise and will continue to work closely together during the transition on behalf of the Destiny player community around the world.
“We’ve had a successful career of eight years and we would like to thank Activision for its association with Destiny,” Bungie said in an update posted on its website. “In the future, we will continue to announce Activision’s plans to transfer Destiny’s publishing rights to Bungie. With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish our account, while Activision will increase its impact on intellectual property projects.
“The planned transition process is in its first phase, with Bungie and Activision both committed to ensuring that the transfer is as fluid as possible.”
Thank you guards. It has been an honor and a privilege to help bring the world of destiny to life for you. pic.twitter.com/EB1y19OTD8
– Activision (@Activision) January 10, 2019
Bungie has also confirmed that it plans to deliver future Destiny 2 content as described in the route map.
“With Forsaken, we’ve learned and listened, and we’ve supported what we think our players want a great experience in Destiny,” said Bungie. “You can be sure that more of it is on the way. We will continue to fulfill Destiny’s existing work plan, and we want to publish more local experiences in the coming months, as well as surprise our community with some exciting announcements about what there is more there ”.
Blizzard has also come to the fore and announced that the Windows PC version of Destiny 2 “will continue to receive full BattleNet support and we will not foresee any interruptions to our services or gaming experience.”
Destiny 2 will still receive full support on BattleNet, and we do not expect any disruption to our services or your gaming experience. https://t.co/FFOE1iae3R
– BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) January 10, 2019