Submitted by mrbojingles 520d ago | opinion piece

Will Activision's $500 million bet on Destiny pay off?

GGG debates whether Activision has bitten off more than they can chew with Destiny's $500 million budget. (Activision, Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

DLConspiracy  +   520d ago
I sure hope it meets its expectations. Sometimes the gaming crowd can be pretty picky. I am hoping for the best. I think most of us are rooting for it. That sure is a high cost though...
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Stuart5756  +   520d ago
I hope it pays off for Bungie, Bobby Kotick and Activision are greedy. You've got a world class dev working for the biggest a-hole publishers ever. Look at what they've done to franchises in the past, COD, Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, they care about what makes money and they milk it dry. If COD dies and Destiny becomes the next big Activision payload what happens to all the COD devs? What happened to Neversoft before the merger, 50 employees were laid off on February 11, 2010. Sony should publish Destiny.
DLConspiracy  +   520d ago
I worry that's a lot of money to expect a return on. I Hope it happens for sure. Not sure Sony would be able to handle that on their own. They are shifting a lot of money around as is to make the company work. It's a new title, even if it is Bungie. It's a new title and it looks awesome, but it could be something that kills them. 15-18 million copies sold... phewww. That's scary. It could do it. I think for sure it's going to be the #1 selling game this year.
JMyers  +   520d ago
I hope it does for Bungie.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   520d ago
Agreed, there's been a lot of bitterness towards them after they decided to go multiplat, but i still remember them as the guys that got me into the Xbox brand. I will always respect and support them. One of the industries best, imo.
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JMyers  +   520d ago
Yes definitely one of the the Industry's best.

So far I like all of the Destiny reveals and gameplay. Really looking forward to this game :)
urwifeminder  +   520d ago
I think I will pick it up cheap down the line I have so many games going , would like a pc version tbh so I may wait a year or six months before picking this up.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   520d ago
So I read somewhere Destiny was going to be supported for years down the road, and it's on a galactic scale, so plenty of new worlds and extras thrown into many DLC drops will help boost earnings. I'm hoping to get into the PS4 beta.
No_Limit  +   520d ago
Do activision have any other choice? I mean, besides COD, which is slowly declining in terms of sales, what other IPs do they have? They need to lay all their eggs in the Destiny basket and hope this turns out to be the next COD for them because once COD craze dies, then the company might be in serious trouble. For all the hate that EA gets, at least they have multiple franchises to fall under from Battlefield, Titanfall, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Star Wars, and etc.
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AHall88  +   520d ago
CoD is very, very, very, slowly declining, it'll still be making them money for year unless there is a sudden and shocking drop in sales.
Plus Activision is part of Activision Blizzard, which has WoW that makes them buckets of money a month.
So, Activision is fine either way really.
JeffGUNZ  +   520d ago
From everything we know so far, it seems to be a good experience. I just like the galactic scale and the endless ways to continue to expand the universe. I hope it has cool traveling between different systems and universes, kind of how Mass Effect did their galactic traveling. I want to feel like I am actually traveling across space and not open a space map and click what planet I want to go to and then I am there.
redcar121  +   520d ago
U all no cod will out sell it i feel sorry 4 bungie
AgentSmithPS4  +   520d ago
I will wait and see what happens with the Destiny release, if they treat customers right and the game is worth it I'll buy it. If not I'll kick that moon-ball into space.

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