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Bungie splitting from Activision, taking Destiny with them

Discussion in 'Games' started by RJ MacReady, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. http://archive.li/WORQL

    This is surprising, and smells like another precursor to a much-hypothesised industry bubble burst. Phil Spencer also vaguely implied that Microsoft is or will be backing them financially:

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  2. So much for 10 year plan. If Microsoft is buying Bungie, I assume it would make Bungie a first party publisher. MS needs exclusives so I can see how that would play (probably Destiny/Halo). Activision is probably thinking how to blame Destiny's failure on Bungie.
     
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  3. Amazing they were able to escape Activision's grasp.
     
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    #4 FatFuckFrank, Jan 10, 2019
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  4. Screw Destiny. Make something with a Marathon or Pathways into Darkness feel.

    #MakeBungieWeirdAgain
     
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  5. Never thought this would happen. Good for Bungie. I wish this would happen with more studios, especially those owned by EA.
     
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  6. If they're not reviving myth idgaf
     
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  7. I am actually shocked by this happening and Blizzard not doing something similar, but it isn't surprising considering what a shitshow Bungie had become under Activision that they want out.
     
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  8. The thing is, activision doesn't have as much control as people are led on to believe. The real evil is that they're replacing people who quit/retire, effectively diluting the passion and the 'we're both gamers AND developers' vibe. Blizzard for example is being completely shit all on their own because the big guys are leaving, being replaced by NPCs.

    I mean, why would Blizzard do anything? If above is the case, they're still on free reins. "Oh we lost a guy but whatever, we still got a powerhouse" until they realize they're 3 Neos surrounded by Smiths.
     
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  9. I'd love to see some companies jump ship from EA. Maybe other developers will once again realize that making the quality game is far more impressive than sinking everything into shady, shoddy microtransactions and kiddy gambling.
     
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  10. Take 2 owns the rights to the myth franchise. Maybe they could work out a deal to use the property again.
     
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  11. It seems like a lot of senior employees (i.e. the most important) are leaving for smaller studios or founding their own, which is a pretty objective signal for where an industry is headed: The smartest employees will always be the first to see the writing on the wall and get sick of their employer's bullshit. An entire company cutting its moorings is an even worse sign, since management is always the last party to realise that the ship is taking on water.
     
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  12. hopefully blizzard will follow suit. It's felt wrong ever since Guitar Hero World Tour ads said "Activision Blizzard"
     
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  13. Blizzard has had a major talent drain lately. It's essentially happened already
     
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  14. Bungie was independent this whole time though Activision influenced a decision here and there, they just ended a ten year long publishing deal two years early. As for Blizzard, they're stuck being Activision's conjoined twin.
     
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    #15 Smug Chuckler, Jan 10, 2019
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  15. Blizzard will never follow suit because they're owned by Activision.
     
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  16. All I want out of this is Oni 2. Good on Bungie for jumping ship.
     
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  17. EA would rather kill them than let them leave.
     
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  18. Watch as Squenix buys them.
     
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  19. Well it's nice to see at least one company escape from activisions/Ea's shadow. Kinda like finding a small child alive after a natural disaster, a small miracle amid the horror.

    Fuck Activision. They've killed blizzard blizzard and parade it's hallowed out corpse while whoring out once great franchises. they're only better than EA because the damage isnt as extensive.
     
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