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twintail said:
mjk45 said:

Oh well its not the first time I've made an idiot of myself, The headline of Bungie splits with Activision Keeps Destiny IP made me assume that that The IP rights were  part of the settlement . I'm not going to escape by claiming it was just a scenario am I ?

Still if I redacted IP and replaced it with publishing rights would that make sense ?.

No no, the news makes it seem like Bungie got the IP rights back, so its not your fault per se. I just saw your comment and thought to reply to it with the info. Sure, I think publishing rights makes more sense.

That was good of you to set the record straight ,nothing worse than seeing misinformation especially if it is believed and spreads.



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Activision isn't making as much with Destiny as they were and expected. They said so in one of their recent reports concerning Destiny 2 and it's dlc packs. It's bizarre to see the once God King of the gaming industry bleed but Activision/Blizzard isn't looking so great right now (granted Modern Warfare 4 is fast approaching).

As for Bungie's future, I'd love to see them go back to Halo or develop a new IP for Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo. I think the latter is the least likely and as for preference of the first two, it'll come down to money and amount of freedom is my guess, but either is highly likely.

The problem with them being entirely independent, as has been brought up before by a few members is they need a massive amount of funding unless they're about to downsize. Only options I see there are one of the big three consoles, Bethesda (which would be awful unless they go the Doom route) or EA.

If Bungie chooses EA, their demise is not only certain but deserved. I've lost count of how many devs they've murdered, plus I'm not even certain if EA will exist years from now outside of annual FIFA and Madden releases.

StriderKiwi said:
Activision isn't making as much with Destiny as they were and expected. They said so in one of their recent reports concerning Destiny 2 and it's dlc packs. It's bizarre to see the once God King of the gaming industry bleed but Activision/Blizzard isn't looking so great right now (granted Modern Warfare 4 is fast approaching).

As for Bungie's future, I'd love to see them go back to Halo or develop a new IP for Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo. I think the latter is the least likely and as for preference of the first two, it'll come down to money and amount of freedom is my guess, but either is highly likely.

The problem with them being entirely independent, as has been brought up before by a few members is they need a massive amount of funding unless they're about to downsize. Only options I see there are one of the big three consoles, Bethesda (which would be awful unless they go the Doom route) or EA.

If Bungie chooses EA, their demise is not only certain but deserved. I've lost count of how many devs they've murdered, plus I'm not even certain if EA will exist years from now outside of annual FIFA and Madden releases.

I am aware that Bungie x Nintendo is very unlikely, I just find the image of the reaction to such a exclusivity deal to be absolutely delicious. 



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Microsoft or someone like take 2 gonna have to heavily fund the 800+ bungie employees and it'll will never be a 90+ meta game again because the writers and story tellers that made halo for bungie are not at bungie no more i expect an mid 80's metacritic from bungie don't know who'll fund such a big game that'll score mid 80's on meta critic?

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derpysquirtle64 said:
zorg1000 said:
Interesting. Software output has become very slow from the Activision side of Activision-Blizzard over the last couple years.

2017
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Destiny 2
Call of Duty: WWII

2018
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

The last two years have followed a three pillar approach, Crash/Spyro remakes, COD & Destiny. I wonder what they will do to fill the void left by Destiny. I know they are publishing Sekiro but I dont see that being nearly as successful as Destiny, maybe they will start publishing more medium sized games again instead of focusing on a few mega hits?

I guess they don't really care. Looks like COD is enough for them while it is still the best selling game every year. Crash and Spyro also were major hits so probably they don't really have to worry about their software output.

Ya I guess. They have like a dozen studios that each used to make their own games and now many are just Call of Duty support developers.

Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer Games/Treyarch, these are the 3 main Call of Duty studios.

Toys For Bob/Beenox/Vicarious Visions, these 3 studios took turns releasing the Skylanders games before it got put on the bench, now they have each done a Crash/Spyro remake.

High Moon Studios, from 2010-2013 they developed 3 Transformers games and Deadpool, after that they had layoffs and became a support studio.

Radical Entertainment developed the Prototype games in 2009 & 2012 then had layoffs and became a support studio.

Raven Software developed Wolfenstein & Singularity in 2009 & 2010 then had layoffs and became a support studio.

FreeStyleGames, from 2009-2015 they developed DJ Hero 1 & 2, Sing Party and Guitar Hero Live then became a support studio before being sold to Ubisoft in 2017.

FunLabs used to make a bunch of hunting/fishing games then did the Tony Hawk reboot in 2015 and havent done anything since.



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Finally, they get out of this mess !

If they were to ever reboot Destiny, we can certainly for more consummer friendly pratices ^^ Now ... they just need a good publisher ...

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While at base i dont believe destiny was a great game it is safe to assume that without Activision s greed, it would have at least be less grindy and microtransactions would be a lot less.

Ps. While its just an assumption. I would not be surprised if bungi wanted all the dlc that released over the 3 years destiny lived to be all released over one year under a single season pass. But activision would not make as much cash. While im not into thouse games. Even i would be impresed by the amount of content.

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I think only sony ms or nintento can get bungie out off the bad stigma that destiny gave them. While nintendo is unrealistic and they wont go back to ms. A one shot exclusive with sony might be the way to go. Just a simple game back to their roots with no microtransactions will get them some love again. And only the
Console owners will allow a quality game with no monetization.

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Calling it now, the next Destiny will have the same micro transaction and gambling bullshit as the last. Turns out not only Activision is hungry for unearned cash.

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