Activision and Bungie announce end of their partnership

Keshav Bhat

Activision Publishing and Bungie today announced the end of their partnership to publish Destiny. 

This news comes as Activision executives has been upset over the lack of revenue from Destiny and Bungie’s desire to go in a different direction as the two companies did not see face to face since the start. Destiny will now be owned and published exclusively by Bungie.

From Bungie:

With Activision, we created something special. To date, Destiny has delivered a combination of over 50 million games and expansions to players all around the world. More importantly, we’ve also witnessed a remarkable community – tens of millions of Guardians strong – rise up and embrace Destiny, to play together, to make and share memories, and even to do truly great things that reach far beyond the game we share, to deliver a positive impact on people’s everyday lives.

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.

Activision also shared a joint statement from the company over this big news:

Activision now has Call of Duty as its only owned First Person Shooter IP, with Crash Bandicoot and Spyro also part of the line up. Activision also partnered with From Software™ and is publishing Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, which is coming in March 2019.