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Is Bungie's Dedication to Destiny 2 Bad for Its New IP Matter?

Destiny 2 has a slew of post-launch content coming over the next couple of years, and it begs the question: what about Bungie's new IP, Matter?

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RaidenBlack37d ago

Eh, make a single-player game, Bungie and keep updating Destiny.

Sophisticated_Chap35d ago

The reason why Microsoft would never buy them, or anyone else for that matter, is because Bungie is a one trick pony. They've made 2 Destiny games, both with almost no storyline, and that's it. A very over-rated studio.

LucasRuinedChildhood35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

MS would've bought them if they could but Bungie wanted to do something different. That would have been way easier than building a new studio for further Halo games while trying to get as much talent from Bungie as possible. What you're saying objectively makes no sense.

porkChop35d ago

What are you talking about? MS used to own Bungie. MS let them go. They wouldn't have let Bungie go if they were worth keeping.

LucasRuinedChildhood35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

@porkChop
Sorry, I misremembered some details because the OP got some details wrong. He said that "the reason why Microsoft would never buy them ...." As you said, MS used to own Bungie.

The split between Bungie and MS was announced before Halo 3 even hit store shelves. The idea that as early as 2007, MS had decided that Bungie were "a one trick pony" when Halo 3 was one of the biggest pieces of media ever, had reviews claiming that it was the game of the decade and made the 360 and XB Live a huge success (the Halo franchise built the Xbox brand), is comical.

If you look into the divestment, it clearly wasn't because MS wanted to get rid of them. Bungie wanted independence as they didn't want their work culture to be altered. There's no substance behind what Sophisticated_Chap is saying. It's just childish nonsense.

pedrof9335d ago

No, not at all, publisher decisions made destiny the way it is now.

SmokinAces35d ago

Bungie has made something like twenty games since the early 90's. Operation: Desert Storm was the reason Bungie was founded in 91, they went on to make Minotaur: The Labyrinths of Crete, Pathways into Darkness, Marathon, Myth: The Fallen Lords (fond memories of that one), Oni, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach. Bungiie was a much beloved and respected developer while they were making Halo for xbox, Halo Reach sold $200 million on its first day of release in September of 2010. They certainly weren't considered over rated before and rightly so nor would I call them a "one trick pony" as over the years they've shown diversity in development, all that said I personally wouldn't mind if they moved on from Destiny but I dont think that's their goal.

warriorcase35d ago

The halo and destiny franchices are one hell of a trick then. Plus they were bought, by Activion Blizard up until recently when THEY left activision to go independent.

UnHoly_One34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

I don't believe they were ever owned by Acti-Blizz, they just published Destiny and Destiny 2 and had the "10 year plan" deal with them.

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BillyBrain35d ago

I think Bungie needs to expand it's horizons. Stop making Halo that isn't Halo, it isn't working for you. Drop the dead weight that is Destiny, it was a failed experiment.

Vokun1335d ago

In what way is Destiny itself a "failed experiment?" The game is arguably doing better than ever right now.

warriorcase35d ago

Destiny a failed experiment? What are you smoking? They are releasing a new expansion, have the roadmap for the next 3 years planned and had enough money to buy out of their contract with Activision Blizzard, keep their IP and still stay afloat in the process.

CorndogBurglar35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

This is just you hating on Destiny without an ounce of anything backing it up.

How is Destiny a failed experiment when the franchise is still going strong over 6 years later? They are still heavily supporting it and its getting ready to come out with a bunch more content (or already did) which is basically the equivalent of a Destiny 3.

I get it. A lot of people on this site don't like Destiny and never did. I, myself, have admittedly moved on from it a year ago. But only a fool would discount the million people that still play this game, and only a bigger fool would consider it a failure when it clearly isn't.

Anthem is a failed experiment. Its still a little soon to call Avengers a failed experiment because they could potentially make a bunch of changes and fix it, but its unlikely. But a tried amd true franchise like Destiny? Lol come on now. Its not in the same category as those games.

UnHoly_One34d ago

Destiny is one of those games that some people irrationally hate and then they assume that everyone agrees with them and hate it as well.

It's really weird. They actually get angry at people for liking it, or else they are in denial and have convinced themselves that nobody really likes it.

warriorcase34d ago

It's the classic "I don't play it, therefore it must be dead" gamer takes.

porkChop35d ago

I forgot this game even existed.

WireMucks35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

They make a goon damn shooters that is for sure,..When destiny hits 60 on this new gen I'll definitely rejoin the fun,.. Late game got hard as hell if you did not have a dedicated group,.. so lack of 60fps got actually noticeable.
Otherwise Bungie is the only studio that can somehow manage to make a 30fps shooter not feel like a total crap,..

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