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Bungie Splits from Activision

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Wow. It was only a matter of time. That’s still crazy. 

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As much hate as the series gets there is still potential there. I will be curious how this plays out moving forward.

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This news has reignited my interest in Destiny. Hopefully Bungie can deliver a more fulfilling experience now.

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Well color me intrigued. Haven't played much of either Destiny games, but I like their concept and what little lore there is could definitely turn out to be somewhat engaging if developed properly. What I didn't like was their shitty business practices and near scam-like DLC, like expecting people to be happy to pay twice for the game, anyone remember that?

 

Destiny is a series I've wanted to enjoy, but couldn't, due to how the they treat their customers. I don't think Activision is solely to blame for this, but it's pretty obvious where the main pressure to milk cash came from. I really hope Bungie will deliver on their next, (possibly) self-published installment of the series. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this.

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This is incredible. 

 

I can't imagine the back room discussions that must have gone on. Really this needed to happen though. The fact people like myself & thousands of others that played literally thousands of hours of Destiny 1 weren't compelled to play 2 says a lot. I have whole crews of hardcore Destiny players who just dropped it. You don't see that with a lot of games, usually the hardcore stays the hardcore. 

 

Anyhow the most interesting part is, Destiny 2 sales have obviously been soft VS costs to make & run the game. Can Bungie afford to run this franchise itself? Who would they get into bed with after this disaster? They surely wouldn't go first party exclusive again, I don't think they left Xbox on great terms either. Maybe Playstation swings it's big dick & buys them that would be a dream come true for me & so funny considering their origins. You'd have to think it'll be more like a Bethesda though. A publisher with a lot of money & a pretty long leash. 

 

Can't wait to see what happens. 

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Hopefully Bungie will be able to get back to making good games now. I'm hoping that Activision was the one that was making terrible decisions and getting them to release incomplete games and sell the rest later as DLC.

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Fair play to Bungie, I place 80% of the blame for Destiny's bullshit on Activision. If only Blizzard could do the same.

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Just now, LepreCon91 said:

Fair play to Bungie, I place 80% of the blame for Destiny's bullshit on Activision. If only Blizzard could do the same.

Tbh, blizzard in itself is it's own monster, even witha split I don't see much hope.

 

Most of the old founders left, but if they came back after the split and people stopped being so SJW forced in games/Mobile/etc, I could see a bright future for them both.

 

Also would make Activision double burned and that's always a great bonus.

 

 

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Very curious to see how this will play out.  From what was leaked prior to this there was going to be another expansion the size of Forsaken in September of this year with another Annual Pass to take them into 2020 for the release of Destiny 3.  Hmmm...  🤔

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Odds are Activsion simply chose to wash their hands of Bungie considering their original contract was for three Destiny games over ten years. D2 has been bleeding money from the get go and Activision probably decided to cut their losses. Supposedly Bungie  has something of a partnership with  Tencent so they'll be getting money from someone for the time being.

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Been playing Warframe instead....Destiny should go the F2P route.

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1 hour ago, majob said:

Odds are Activsion simply chose to wash their hands of Bungie considering their original contract was for three Destiny games over ten years. D2 has been bleeding money from the get go and Activision probably decided to cut their losses. Supposedly Bungie  has something of a partnership with  Tencent so they'll be getting money from someone for the time being.

 

How does one just get moneh from Tencent? 

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There's pros and cons to this. On one side they have full creative liberty over their game and on the other hand they will need to be smart about how they spend money since they are no longer backed by a major publisher. 

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2 hours ago, ExHaseo said:

Hopefully Bungie will be able to get back to making good games now. I'm hoping that Activision was the one that was making terrible decisions and getting them to release incomplete games and sell the rest later as DLC.

What games aside from Destiny published by Activision are incomplete?  I cant think of any games that are rendered unplayable once a DLC is available, no folks, this mess is all bungies doing.  Oh how the mighty have fallen. Sales have declined, playerbase has dropped Activision didnt want to hemorrhage any more money into a stale franchise so they cut their losses and said you aint gotta go home but you gotta get the fuck outta here

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Halo x Destiny

 

2020

 

Xbox 2 exclusive launch title confirmed

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Don’t care won’t care. 

 

Some people wonder why I bitch about modern day AAA games and why I refuse to buy a number of them. 

 

This is one of the reasons why. 

 

These companies need to stop changing shit around for their multiplayer games. 

 

Then again the publisher has a group of 30 - 50+ year old business executives in fancy black suits and dresses who only care about the profits. Make a game to please your investors above pleasing your fanbase and player base usually comes up eventually. 

 

At this rate our world of capitalism and plutocracy is going to collapse within 10 - 20 years. That is if companies like Activision will still exist.

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Fuck Activision.

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3 minutes ago, Zach said:

Fuck Activision.

 

This +1000.

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51 minutes ago, Spaz said:

Then again the publisher has a group of 30 - 50+ year old business executives in fancy black suits and dresses who only care about the profits. Make a game to please your investors above pleasing your fanbase and player base usually comes up eventually. 

 

While I agree with you completely, could you point out a publisher that thinks differently?  Indie developers who self publish aren't much different, they just don't have the resources to think this way yet. They are too busy just trying to stay afloat.

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27 minutes ago, Zach said:

Fuck Activision.

Much of what went wrong with Destiny was Bungie's own doing. Activision just gave them enough rope to hang themselves

4 minutes ago, Kevvik said:

 

While I agree with you completely, could you point out a publisher that thinks differently?  Indie developers who self publish aren't much different, they just don't have the resources to think this way yet. They are too busy just trying to stay afloat.

Unless that company is a communist co-op, odds are they're going to be concerned with profits and even communists need to pay rent at the end of the day.

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1 minute ago, Kevvik said:

 

While I agree with you completely, could you point out a publisher that thinks differently?  Indie developers who self publish aren't much different, they just don't have the resources to think this way yet. They are too busy just trying to stay afloat.

 

I’m not singling out the big guys from the small guys. Publishers are typically people who went to college and university to earn their business and marketing degrees. They know very little about how a game is developed, much less think up of ways to innovate and expand beyond a standard norm. 

 

That’s why I hate how a lot of companies in this day and age turn over to their publishers and/or higher up executives a lot of times for advice on something that should be done. 

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