Bungie Inks Deal to Leave Activision While Maintaining Control of Destiny

Posted by cageymaru 4:45 PM (CST)

Thursday January 10, 2019

Bungie has announced that it is in the early stages of becoming a self-publisher of its own games. It is relieving Activision of these duties after 8 years of partnership. The rights to Destiny will be transferred from Activision to Bungie, but the transition deal is in its early stages. Chinese Internet technology company NetEase invested $100 million into Bungie so the video game developer could self-publish and develop multiple new titles. Thanks @exlink !

We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny. 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. The planned transition process is already underway in its early stages, with Bungie and Activision both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible.