Ed M writes: Well, that just happened. Bungie and Activision are divorcing and now Destiny is solely in the hands of Bungie.
This is amazing news why would anyone be scared?
Because Bungie was responsible for all of the bad design choices. People just blamed Activision cause it was easy.
Or because forcing a single developer to an annual release cycle is never going to be particularly helpful? Sure they have made mistakes in design, but it sure as hell doesnt help when they inmediately have to start working on their next big anual release and can only leave a small team to change/fix things There is no doubt that being alone can have its complications, like how they now wont have any help from other studios and giving them more time to release things can also lead to bigger gaps between content drops, but the positivies definitely outweight any potential negatives Yes, bungie probably made several mistakes with destiny all on their own, but quite frankly, its also very naive to think that a publisher as big as activision couldnt/didnt have a direct impact on some design decisions. They will almost always push the developers to go in the direction they feel will generate the most revenue, even if that is not the idea the developer had.
Careful, the Bungie fanboys will eat you alive for saying anything against their saviors.
@Onilink Destiny 1 and 2 had 3 years between them. They were not annual releases. It's going to be a treat to see Destiny fans reactions when 3 is just as bad as 2 and there is no one but Bungie to blame.
@OMG Yes.. 3 years between D1 and D2... and they also had to release Dark Below, House of Wolves, Taken King and Rise of Iron, all while somehow developing D2 and doing regular updates and events for D1
Considering their track record leading up to the Activision partnership, I'm very excited to see them go independent.
@onilink They have about 750 employees. If they can't commit to a persistent game universe with that much manpower while creating a successor then they were out of their depth and should've re-evaluated their product. Also the gameplay shares some of gameplay mechanics from Halo so it's clear that to some degree they were building off some of their previous work. Let's be honest here. There's no way all of the blame can be pinned solely on Activision. It was both of them. Bungie in the end released a game which had quite literally no depth or substance in it's story. They had clips in promo footage that showed some sort of story but was mysteriously absent from the final release. I'm sure Activision can be blamed for some of it, but not all of it.
No they should be overjoyed.
its the best news i have read all year :P
It's not like it matters. Bungie had full control over the Destiny IP. Activision was only there for publishing. I don't think Destiny 3 will be any different but it could mean that Destiny 3 would release on more than just the Battlenet/Blizzard store (it could skip the Steam store though as it has been a trend that bad games are skipping Steam because of their pro-consumer refund policy).
What are you even writing? The only games skipping steam were thrown money by Epic to avoid Steam for a year. Whatever you claim is pulled out of thin air.
No? Did i miss anything cause this was the best news beginning of 2019 they're free from the heretics to the gaming community
this leaves lots of speculation. As far as we know this could very well be the nail in the coffin for Bungie or it could allow them to turn around. But we'll find out by the end of 2020 if Bungie is going to remain in the industry.
They already have secured funding for other projects with netease. Their survival isnt strictly limited to what they do with Destiny
Actually, yes. Now Bungie has only one shot to proof everybody's speculation on Activision as sole evildoer. If they fail, entire company would disappear in one minute. In order to do this, they have to do something radically different from anything ever done on ill-planned Destiny 2. Can they do such a thing? Since I played D2 a lot, I cannot be sure what would be a good enough change to convince IP's future and play it again.
Bungie has admitted I think last year that it is very hard for them to create new content. That wasn't Activision, that was Bungie. We will see but I don't have high hopes. I played a lot of D1 and D2 myself. I enjoyed the games for what they were but they do have to do something radically different and create a good package day 1 for Destiny 3 in order to bring back people. For me, the ability to pilot our spaceships, space battles and the ability to travel between planets instead of that loading screen. Also a large scale player team vs a huge AI controlled army battle or raid would be awesome. I'm talking about 50players at least. Maybe next gen. Also, a huge expension on the story because there is tons of potential and presented in cutscenes. But that's just me.
Bungie made those claims to Acti because Acti wanted 4 dlcs out plus the yearly expansion, because for at least 6 months there is no paid content coming out, no revenue and no player spikes. Acti wanted profits and the Eververse was made to satiate that part. Making 4 DLCs plus the yearly expansion is way too much work for one team, so it's no wonder they said this.
@Rachel No, they said this in response of the criticizm towards their first two DLC's for Destiny 2 which were horribly half-assed and lazy.
destiny got fans?
Bungie needs a new IP just in case
Destiny still has fans? eww
D3 should go Free to play, that way the burden of distribution of physical copies will be lessen also the fan base won’t end up leaving because of having to pay for a full priced game and then DLCs. They should take notes from Warframe on how to do a proper mmoshooter
Hope Bungie just starts fresh and makes a new IP.
lol scared really they should be jumping for joy
Let's see who bungie really is
Fans? How can you be a fan of something that’s garbage?
It's an uncertain future for sure. Bungie didn't make the story or anything to do with the Tangled Shore, which apart from the raid, was the best part. Bungie didn't really make much content in a year, so it will surely take ages for the to make Destiny 3, now that Activision owned studios likely won't be making content for the series anymore. We'll see how it goes, it could be a good thing. But there is reason to be concerned.
Sony should buy them lol.
Honestly...destiny is a lost cause. Its always the same thing. Starts off as something cool because it's kinda new. You enjoy it for a few months...then hope and pray for a good DLC drop, and it either never happens, or comes too late. Hopefully anthem is different.
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