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Bungie splitting from Activision, taking Destiny with them

Discussion in 'Games' started by RJ MacReady, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. 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.
     
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  2. 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.
     
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  3. 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.

    Anyway, never was a Destiny fan, tried to get into it with the first game but a bit too grindy for my taste. All the same, glad to see Bungie was able to pull Activision's hooks out and hopefully they'll (Bungie) be able to get their shit together.

    As for Activision, they can go rot for all I care.
     
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  4. Destiny was one of Activision's main cash cows and they sunk a fuckton of money into its development. It's rare, significant and usually a sign of deep trouble when a company jettisons a major, profitable IP like that. And just as importantly, Activision doesn't have a lot to bank on either besides Call of Duty and whatever the remnants of Blizzard can shit out.

    On the other hand, Microsoft has pretty explicitly signalled they'll be doing business with Bungie, so I think they're taken care of.
     
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  5. Bungie would cost way too much, buying some exclusivity or funding a game seems more likely. Microsoft have outright stated that they're more interested in using their money to buy many smaller developers instead of a couple of big ones. It's a smart move and makes perfect sense considering their aim is to get a large volume of exclusive content on Game Pass.
     
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  6. Some very brief, faint hope of a PROPER Marathon revival just conjured up in my head...
     
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  7. Even without Activision, Blizzard wouldve eventually hung itself with the rope they happily produced thru their both complacent and braindead fanbase.
     
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  8. 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.
     
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  9. Diablo 3 is now an old Blizzard game? Fuck I feel old.
     
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  10. https://www.mcvuk.com/.amp/business/blizzard-extends-partnership-with-netease-to-2023

    Meanwhile Blizzard has extended their contract with netease so we get to see even more amazing blizzcon announcements.
     
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  11. So a C-grade studio is parting ways with a scummy publisher to go back to m$ to make more C-grade shooters...
    they havnt had a good game in 20 years, who cares? m$ will be the King of western RPGs after buying to other studios, so why should they buy bungie? they suck...
     
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  12. And I imagine they're pretty upset right about now.

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  13. This all but confirms Blizzard will focus mostly on mobile games. Anything for the PC will have EVEN more microtransactions than their other games.
     
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  14. The guys who made Heavenly Sword, DmC and Hellblade?

    I hope they didn't pay much.
     
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  15. Crap. And I got Destiny 2 as well for free.
     
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  16. How could this do anything but improve the quality of support for the game?
     
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  17. It probably won't do anything and not improve.
     
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