Activision and Bungie Link-up for Ten Years - The UpStream

Activision and Bungie Link-up for Ten Years

posted Saturday May 1, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Activision and Bungie Link-up for Ten Years

Activision just lost all the important people from their Infinity Ward studio, so it only makes sense that they announced to the world this week that they will be teaming up with Bungie on a ten-year publishing deal. Bungie will be bringing games to platforms of the unknown apparently, because they really didn't announce anything else other than the fact that they will not be exclusive developers for the Xbox 360 and that the deal was in the works for about nine months.

Rest assure though, that even after all the dust settles from the Infinity Ward fallout, the announcement mentioned that Bungie will remain in total control of all of its upcoming titles.

Activision will have exclusive, worldwide rights to publish and distribute all future Bungie games based on the new intellectual property on multiple platforms and devices... Bungie remains an independent company and will continue to own their intellectual property.

Bungie parted ways with Microsoft in 2007, with Halo Reach being the last title created by the studio - 343 Industries will be taking over development of the Halo franchise, which has generated over $1.5 billion in revenue.

Does this mean Activision is getting their act together after suffering and subsequently learning from arguably one of their worst mistakes ever made? Only time will tell, but Bungie claims to "change the world of gaming" with whatever they decide to do with Activision.

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