Bungie has announced that it will be parting ways with Activision, eight years after the companies began working together. As part of the move, Bungie will “assume full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise”.
Bungie and Activision initially joined forced in April 2010, when the two companies announced a 10-year publishing deal. That would eventually lead to the release of Destiny in 2014, and its sequel, Destiny 2, in 2017.
The terms of its deal with Activision saw Bungie keeping ownership of the Destiny IP, while Activision owned full publishing rights. In a statement released today, however, Activision confirmed that, “we’re announcing plans for Bungie to assume full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise. Going forward, Bungie will own and develop the franchise, and Activision will increase its focus on owned IP and other projects.”