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Bungie splits with Activision, keeps Destiny IP

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Kinda hoping they leave Destiny behind and start a new franchise.

...Really don't want them to be bought by anyone or have any exclusivity agreements... But out of everyone in the industry, they still have some strong ties to Microsoft.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

What if they want to be purchased by a console manufacturer? 

They just broke away from a publisher. I doubt they want to be snatched up by a console one. Even then, I'd rather they not, because I know that would screw with them doing anything for PC in the future. We've already seen that happen with MS and Halo, the last thing I want is them having to do that all over again. 



                                       

Chazore said:

 They just broke away from a publisher. I doubt they want to be snatched up by a console one. Even then, I'd rather they not, because I know that would screw with them doing anything for PC in the future. We've already seen that happen with MS and Halo, the last thing I want is them having to do that all over again. 

Bungies most successful era was under a console manufacture, they were considered the best at one stage. Also funding isn't free. They will need to gather something to make games. Bungie has a lot of employees so it will be interesting what road they take. 



zorg1000 said:
DonFerrari said:

I can say I don't miss any of them. Crash/Spyro were made much before the recent state of the company and Guitar Hero left relevance on my taste long ago.

Ok but I listed a bunch of games outside of those franchises. From 2009-2013 Transformers, Prototype, Singularity, Wolfenstien, Deadpool, etc. All of these were solid 7-8/10 games.

Now it's just Call of Duty & Crash/Spyro.

I know you listed. I didn't name any of them because I really don't care for any of those even if they had solid reviews.

Chazore said:
Jesus, already freed from their confines, and people want them to remain exclusive to a console or one of the big 3.

Hows about letting them do what they want and maintaining complete freedom?.

Must be because most of the really good games have been exclusive to a platform or had preference for console.

Did Destiny sold more on PC?



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Azzanation said:
MS needs to hire them for a Reach Remake

I initially read this as "Reach Around" and now I'm cleaning Sprite off of me



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I put 750 hours into D1 and have about 500 in D2....so happy about this news



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I loved Destiny 1. That game took over all my free time.

Good luck Bungie.



Azzanation said:

Bungies most successful era was under a console manufacture, they were considered the best at one stage. Also funding isn't free. They will need to gather something to make games. Bungie has a lot of employees so it will be interesting what road they take. 

And yet they wish to remain free, hence the Activision split, so they wish to create something that isn't simply locked down to just one console. Also, you seem to be going back to this old "they will always do better on X, because I can see the future and it is defined and written in stone, so says me" thing going again. 

Funding isn't free, but it's not something only the big 3 can do, other publishers can as well, if not just as much, with other venues for funding existing out there as well. 

It'll be interesting to see them not take the road the few of you here want them to take.

DonFerrari said: 

Must be because most of the really good games have been exclusive to a platform or had preference for console.

Did Destiny sold more on PC?

Which is subjective, but hey, it's easy to lay claim that anything on PC is garbage right?, or resorting to just using meta scores as the holy bible of truth.

What do you think Destiny 2 sold on PC?.

 

I like how we're making this a thing, where PC sells like tripe, has nothing good on it's own end. Come on man, you're blatantly taking the mick here. 



                                       

Chazore said:

1) And yet they wish to remain free, hence the Activision split, so they wish to create something that isn't simply locked down to just one console. Also, you seem to be going back to this old "they will always do better on X, because I can see the future and it is defined and written in stone, so says me" thing going again. 

2) Funding isn't free, but it's not something only the big 3 can do, other publishers can as well, if not just as much, with other venues for funding existing out there as well. 

3) It'll be interesting to see them not take the road the few of you here want them to take.

1) I believe Destiny's split was due to Activison being a poison brand. Forcing anti consumer practices on Bungie. I just Hope Blizzard will split from Activision as well. Google Bungie and Activison and read a bunch of articles of Bungie being unhappy with the way Activision is treating them. And as for the 2nd part of your 1st post.. umm wtf are you on about? I am going back on what now? You never stop surprising me with your replies.

2) Funding isn't free and huge studios like Bungie who only release a game once every few years isn't exactly a reliable source of income. Smaller companies spend less money and time to release games and most likely have less staff to feed.

3) It doesn't matter if they stay independent or go back with MS, either way both options allows me to play there games on PC. That's all that matters to me. 



Azzanation said:

3) It doesn't matter if they stay independent or go back with MS, either way both options allows me to play there games on PC. That's all that matters to me. 

That is why I never got invested in the franchise... There was no PC release.
So when they released the sequel on PC, I skipped over it because I felt like I was missing out on 50% of the story.

I will probably do the same with Red Dead 2 when it comes to the PC one day.
If a developer doesn't support my platform of choice, then I probably won't bother to support them to any degree. - Now Blizzard on the other hand... I generally buy everything.

In Bungies case though, they have a track record of skipping PC releases, so even if they suck back up to Microsoft, I doubt the PC will be a focal point.