Destiny 2 Dev Confirms Activision Wasn’t Some “Prohibitive Overlord”
The split between Destiny 2 developer Bungie and publishe Activision has spawned quite a bit of discussion as to whether or not Activision was holding Bungie back, or if there were some major conflicts between the two studios on the direction of the franchise. Now, a new report has arrived that hopefully puts the idea that Activision was a bad influence on the Destiny 2 developer studio to rest.
Bungie’s communications director David “Deej” Dague explained in a recent interview that the idea that Activision was “was some prohibitive overlord” isn’t really the case at all. Instead, he states that Bungie and Activision went in on the Destiny project together with similar plans of what the franchise could be. Over time, however, the goals began to no longer align with each other until the point that they needed to go their own separate ways. Thus, both parties withdrew amicably earlier this year, and though that does mean that Bungie no longer has any outside support from Activision companies for the development process, the team is committed to bringing the same quality content that they did while they were still partnered up.
Bungie’s work is, of course, never done. The studio has made plenty of changes to the Destiny 2 Eververse store, while also laying the groundwork for plenty of new content in the upcoming Shadowkeep expansion. Destiny 2 is currently available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4
Do you think Bungie will be able to maintain the level of quality gameplay that they’ve brought to the franchise now that they no longer have the same external support? Let us know your thoughts on Bungie’s split from Activision and more in the comment section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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