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Bungie Takes Back Publishing Rights to Destiny from Activision

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Multiplayer game Destiny is heading back home.

Destiny creator Bungie has announced that Activision plans to transfer the game's rights back to Destiny's home company. The agreement comes in light of the two companies' decisions to end their partnership.

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According to Variety, Destiny was published in 2014 under a 10-year agreement between Bungie and Activision, the latter of which acted as the game's publisher. At the time, Bungie states that they were an "independent studio setting out to build a brand new experience," and Activision was the company who wanted to join them on the ride.

"We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny," Bungie wrote on its website. "Looking ahead, we're excited to announce plans for Activision to transfer publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on on owned IP projects."

Bungie also wrote that the transition of ownership is already underway, with both companies "committed to making sure the hand-off is as seamless as possible."

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Bungie described how Activision helped their company create a special gaming experience, citing how millions of players are now part of the Destiny community that not only plays together, but "do truly great things that reach far beyond the game we share, to deliver a positive impact on people's everyday lives."

The transition itself might be positive, but it comes at a tumultuous time for Activision, which is facing executive exits and stock issues as Activision Blizzard undergoes intense internal reorganization. Just recently, the company announced its new presidents of Activision, King Entertainment and Activision Blizzard's emerging businesses.

Destiny 2 is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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