I am actually shocked by this happening and Blizzard not doing something similar
Blizzard went into a full corporate merger with Activision (hence why the company is called Activision-Blizzard) theres realistically no way for the two to separate and it would easier, both logistically and legally, for blizzard employees to mass quit and start a new company, which they cant do because they fully reliant on Koticks money pit to stay afloat.hopefully blizzard will follow suit. It's felt wrong ever since Guitar Hero World Tour ads said "Activision Blizzard"
Considering Bungie's only current games are Destiny and some mobile NetEase game in development it probably didn't hurt Activision too hard to let them leave. Meanwhile Blizzard has cash rolling in so I wouldn't see them splitting anytime soon.
Microsoft has been buying studios left and right recently, including Obsidian and Ninja Theory among many others. I would not be surprised if by E3 2019 or sooner Phil Spencer will be announcing that they bought Bungie and got them back working on the Halo IP. Could be interesting.
Even without Activision, Blizzard wouldve eventually hung itself with the rope they happily produced thru their both complacent and braindead fanbase.Well it's nice to see at least one company escape from activisions/Ea's shadow. Kinda like finding a small child alive after a natural disaster, a small miracle amid the horror.
Fuck Activision. They've killed blizzard blizzard and parade it's hallowed out corpse while whoring out once great franchises. they're only better than EA because the damage isnt as extensive.
Even without Activision, Blizzard wouldve eventually hung itself with the rope they happily produced thru their both complacent and braindead fanbase.
Diablo 3 is now an old Blizzard game? Fuck I feel old.Everyone whos played Blizzard games for a long time know that Blizzard don't listen to feedback, I've been in several alpha/betas, and seen longtime intelligent players post page long breakdowns of whats wrong and how to fix it in their feedback forums, all of it to be ignored. Basically the same attitude Jay Wilson had when the Diablo 2 lead said he'd have done D3 differently, and Wilson said "fuck that guy".
It's what happens when you let people who think that now that they work for Blizzard they've automatically become geniuses. Mental midgets with hubris.
So first Activision has the bulk of Blizzard's talent ragequit.
Then it has Bungie flee and take Destiny with it.
Now Gearbox is in trouble with Randy Pitchford facing accusations of possession of Child Pornography.
What's wrong, Activision? Don't you guys have shareholders?
Old news but I would like to see what you have to say about this in regards the split. Back in June 2018, a Chinese company invested in 100 million to Bungie and established a Chinese member as part of Bungie's board of directors and a minority stake on the company.