The Bellevue, Washington-based Bungie gaming studio – which created the popular Halo and Destiny franchises – separated from its publisher Activision after eight years of collaboration. However, he retains the rights to Destiny.
The company, which has been around since 1991, said in a blog post that it was now "ready to publish alone, while Activision would focus more on the intellectual property projects it holds." friendly break, Kotaku reported that the two companies were going through a difficult time for some time, due to Destiny 2: Forsaken not having met Activision's expectations, and Bungie tired of his publisher asks each year new titles or extensions.
For its part, Bungie has more Destiny content in the works, and the game will continue to run on Blizzard's Battle.net platform. In addition, he is working on a brand new title, but he has not yet revealed details about it. The project is supported by a $ 100 million investment from China's NetEase gaming company.
It should be noted that Bungie was previously owned by Microsoft until it separated from the giant Redmond in 2007 – so it seems that the team likes to be independent of the publishers' demands. That said, NetEase is in bed and it remains to be seen how this relationship will develop over the next few years. I hope this is the right choice for the company at this point.