The Activision and Bungie relationship has been severed, before Activision Blizzard announced it would be staging extensive layoffs. Here's how the Activision Destiny experiment failed, and what the future looks like for the publisher.
They were to greedy thats why!
Thanks 4 you're contra boo shun.
"Activision wrongly pinned its future on microtransactions." - Fixed
Should have been making good games, and not focusing on customer erosive services and mobile games.
Simple concept you would think? Make a good game FIRST... Then the players will want to spend money on skins and consumables. You cant make a $60 game with an additional $30-60 in yearly downloadable content and THEN try and slap on micro transactions that only work when the game is FREE. If im paying full price for a game, AND paying extra for DLC you cannot charge on top of that just to access the content i thought i already paid for... twice. Just doesnt work, never will work. You reap what you sow and i for one as a HUGE Destiny fanboy (I literally have a section of my glass display dedicated to Destiny) who was completely turned off by the lack of content and pure greed am glad Activision is in a bad spot because of this. It is the ONLY way these greedy corporations will ever learn, and i am proud of my fellow gamers for finally voting with their wallets and allowing these kinds of practices to fail.
I feel pity for the employees but not the publisher. I don't however condone in hoping that the company fails. If they fail, it's employees can't feed their families, and if families can't eat it creates an economical climate change. A job loss affects everyone in some form or another because it produces a snowball effect. I think this will humble Activision to reinvent their company policies and employee relationships.
We can only hope!
Well they recently got blizzard to fire 800 people so at this point I don't think anyone likes activision.
Not even the half of it.. one angry employee who got laid off wrote/typed a pretty damning letter. Apparently they laid off a lot of staff at Blizzard in 2012 then re-employed most of them as temps on lower wages and less benefits. Activision are just scum to core.
They chose to work for a publisher like Activision.
Apparently they didn’t sell enough loot boxes. Gotta pay for those big exec salaries somehow
Big business is a fkn pyramid scheme.
I thought, where destiny failed, was they failed to have good lore, and the world was too restrictive. The pvp on the first destiny was great, but it couldn't overcome the shortcomings of the lack of story and freedom. I never even bothered with the second one.
Spot on, I even got Destiny 2 for free from psplus but still haven't played. I'm burned out from the 1st one.
I didn't even add it to my library.
crash and burn
Trouble?? They are still making billions....capitalism greed is out of control.
So tell me what are the best communist made games other than Tetris?
I don't really care about Activison but I'm wondering what's going to happen to Blizzard now.
“Now it’s in trouble” Doubt it. They are laying people off because they blame the wrong people like most businesses. Shit always rolls down hill, that’s nothing new. Their failures aren’t their policies, its the developers fault that couldn’t deliver. They are not in any danger, stocks are a roller coaster and devs get replaced.
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