Bungie and Activision officially parted ways Thursday, according to a joint announcement. In addition to splitting from Activision, Bungie will keep Destiny.
Thank you Guardians. It’s been an honor and a privilege to help bring the world of Destiny to life for you. pic.twitter.com/EB1y19OTD8— Activision (@Activision) January 10, 2019
Activision revealed Bungie and Activision will part ways beginning Thursday. "Going forward, BUngie will own and develop the franchise, and Activision will increase its focus on owned IP and other projects," the post read. "Activision and Bungie are committed to a seamless transition for the Destiny franchise and will continue to work closely together during the transition on behalf of the community of Destiny players around the world."
Blizzard's customer service Twitter explained it will continue to support Destiny 2 for Battle.net despite the separation.
Tensions between developer Bungie and Activision were going on since before the first Destiny game was released, according to Kotaku. A report from Kotaku about the announcement claimed employees cheered and popped champagne when the news was made official.
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