Bungie/Activision Split: Industry Reacts To Big Destiny News

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In one of the bigger gaming news stories so far in 2019, Bungie and Activision announced that they are breaking up. Going forward, Bungie will self-publish the Destiny franchise, with Activision instead focusing on its own series like Call of Duty.

It's big news, and many people from the video game industry reacted. Xbox boss Phil Spencer weighed in, as did Nick Chester of Fortnite studio Epic Games. Many more people commented on the news as well, and you can see a roundup of takes below.

As part of the breakup, Bungie gets full control of the Destiny intellectual property. The transition from Activision to Bungie has already begun, and the two say they will "work closely" to ensure a smooth transition.

In addition to ongoing support for Destiny, Bungie is making new games. Last year, it got $100 million from Chinese company NetEase for non-Destiny projects that have not yet been announced. This is sure to be an ongoing story, so keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.

Industry Reacts To Destiny Breakup

Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox):

Jason Schreier (Kotaku reporter):

Manveer Heir (Mass Effect developer):

Nick Chester (PR boss at Epic Games):

Mark Rein (Epic Games president):

Sergey Galyonkin (SteamSpy creator):

Devolver Digital (indie games publisher):

David Dague (Bungie Community Manager):

Rami Ismail (Vlambeer Co-Founder):

Cliff Bleszinski (Gears of War designer):

Tim Sweeney (CEO of Fortnite studio Epic Games):

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Hard pass. Maybe bargain bin purchase next year.

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If you want me to buy Destiny 3 splitting from Activision is a good start.

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Lol, didn't expect Gamespot to quote that racist douche.

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@twogirlsonecub: They either didn't do their research or just copied and pasted his tweet, or...

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Hope they can change it up. For starters they need to drop the engrams and make all the items you would get through them available to buy out right. another thing is that they need to drop the sequels. Destiny 2 is not really destiny 2. Imagine warframe doing that, Boom! Warframe 4: the new war. And maybe drop paid expansions that make the game what it should? In anycase, after I was done with the main story, I found it rather boring, and loot had a big part in it. Weapons are all the same, powers too

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This makes me actually interested in the future of this franchise

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Grats to them, but I just hope they turn out another really good single player campaign like Halo.

Also, did we really need the tweet from Devolver Digital? That one was pointless.

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I hope things work out well for them. I had a pretty good time with D2 first came out.

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