Bungie Teases “New Directions” And IPs For The Future, Partners With NetEase
As many in the gaming community know, Bungie is famed for the Destiny franchise with the latest entry known as Destiny 2. The sequel is quickly approaching the end of their first year and will be revealing their plans for the second year during a livestream event on their official Twitch channel this week. Additionally, they’ve got even bigger and better plans for the future. Announcing their new partnership with NetEase, known for Minecraft, Onmyoji, and Rules of Survival, Bungie will be “exploring new directions”.
For the folks enjoying Destiny 2 and the latest Warmind expansion, that doesn’t mean they’ll forget about the franchise. In fact, they’ll continue working with the community and Activision to provide better content, but the collaboration with NetEase will expand the worlds they wish to build and explore. Here’s the official announcement:
At Bungie, our purpose is to build worlds that inspire friendship. For over twenty-five years, through Marathon, Myth, Oni, Halo, and Destiny, we’ve created fantastic places where players have gathered to become heroes. Now, our long-term goal is to become an entertainment company that sustains many worlds simultaneously – Destiny and new worlds to come.
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve entered into a new partnership with NetEase to help us explore new directions. With their industry expertise, they’ll empower us to build new worlds and invite players, new and old, to join us there. They’ll help us support separate teams inside Bungie to bring our newest ambitions to life.
If you’re a player of Destiny, this news won’t impact the hobby you’ve come to know. Destiny is an experience that will grow for many years to come. We’ll continue to work with our partners at Activision to foster this global community and turn new players from all over the world into Guardians. Our commitment to that world is not diminished by this announcement. We have exciting plans for the future of the Destiny franchise, and you’ll learn more about the next steps we’ll take together in the weeks to come.
For now, we’re grateful for the opportunity to welcome NetEase to the family. We have a bold vision to explore with them, but that is all a conversation for another time.”
It sounds like they have lots of ideas and game babies to make with NetEase! Here’s hoping the future for Bungie is bright and they continue to create worlds that further promote community and long-standing franchises. It sounds like the studio is ready to explore different opportunities!
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