Activision and Bungie decided to part ways and end their collaboration over Destiny. From now on, Destiny games will be published by Bungie. In a press release on their website, Bungie thanked Activision for their "leap of faith" and eight-year long partnership.
"When we first launched our partnership with Activision in 2010, the gaming industry was in a pretty different place. As an independent studio, setting out to build a brand new experience, we wanted a partner willing to take a big leap of faith with us. We had a vision for Destiny that we believed in, but to launch a game of that magnitude, we needed the support of an established publishing partner."
Publishing right of Destiny will be transferred to Bungie and they feel excited:
"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 owned IP projects."
Bungie also thanked the fans and announced that they are ready to continue their journey as an independent, global studio.
"Thank you so much for your continued support. Our success is owed in no small part to the incredible community of players who have graced our worlds with light and life. We know self-publishing won’t be easy; there’s still much for us to learn as we grow as an independent, global studio, but we see unbounded opportunities and potential in Destiny. We know that new adventures await us all on new worlds filled with mystery, adventure, and hope. We hope you’ll join us there."