The Game Industry Reacts to the Bungie-Activision Breakup

General consensus: people are happy for Bungie.

Today’s industry-shaking news that prominent game developer Bungie and titanic publisher Activision were ending their planned 10-year agreement roughly halfway in – with Bungie retaining the Destiny IP and planning to continue supporting and self-publishing the popular game – sent shockwaves throughout the gaming community. Reactions were swift and fairly universal in their enthusiasm and support for the one-time Halo developer. We’ve rounded up a handful of them below:

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox

The Game Industry Reacts to the Bungie-Activision Breakup

Cliff Bleszinski, longtime Epic Games developer and creator of Gears of War

DeeJ, Bungie Community Manager

Mark Rein, Epic Games Vice President

Mike Ybarra, Xbox Corporate Vice President

Rami Ismail, Vlambeer Games

Nick Chester, Epic Games Public Relations Manager

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Destiny GamePLEASE NOTE This game is online only a requires a XBOX Live Subscription to play A new generation of gaming is upon us Activision Publishing Inc together with critically-acclaimed developer Bungie revealed the first sneak peak of their partnership The game called Destiny is an ambitious evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared persistent world The result of a large-scale collaboration between Activision the publisher of such mega franchises as Call of Duty and Skylanders and Bungie the creators of Halo®Destiny is poised to become the next advancement in interactive entertainment by melding first-person action gaming with a persistent dynamic online world Destiny combines Bungie’s trademark grand scope sci-fi storytelling and adventures with visceral first-person action gaming that takes place in an unfolding cinematic connected online universe Additionally Destiny delivers a unique social gaming experience to the consoles by offering players a connected living world that they can explore combined with vibrant social spaces where they can congregate and celebrate achievements and share remarkable adventures grouped with friends or solo Set in the distant future Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus Able to wield incredible power players battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age In a story-driven universe Destiny’s saga unfolds through grand talesand sweeping adventures by immersing gamers in a bold new world filled with cooperative competitive public and social activities all seamlessly connected Bungie’s new next-generation game engine will allow Destiny to come to life on both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well as other future console platformsThe next evolution of entertainment - an incredible story set within a newly-imagined always-connected universe filled with action and adventure Create your character forge your legend by defeating powerful foes and earn unique and customizable weapons gear and vehicles Unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay that redefines the genre and breaks traditional conventions of story cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes combined with public and social activities - More Info - EAN: 5030917123870

Destiny GamePLEASE NOTE This game is online only a requires a XBOX Live Subscription to play A new generation of gaming is upon us Activision Publishing Inc together with critically-acclaimed developer Bungie revealed the first sneak peak of their partnership The game called Destiny is an ambitious evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared persistent world The result of a large-scale collaboration between Activision the publisher of such mega franchises as Call of Duty and Skylanders and Bungie the creators of Halo®Destiny is poised to become the next advancement in interactive entertainment by melding first-person action gaming with a persistent dynamic online world Destiny combines Bungie’s trademark grand scope sci-fi storytelling and adventures with visceral first-person action gaming that takes place in an unfolding cinematic connected online universe Additionally Destiny delivers a unique social gaming experience to the consoles by offering players a connected living world that they can explore combined with vibrant social spaces where they can congregate and celebrate achievements and share remarkable adventures grouped with friends or solo Set in the distant future Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus Able to wield incredible power players battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age In a story-driven universe Destiny’s saga unfolds through grand talesand sweeping adventures by immersing gamers in a bold new world filled with cooperative competitive public and social activities all seamlessly connected Bungie’s new next-generation game engine will allow Destiny to come to life on both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well as other future console platformsThe next evolution of entertainment - an incredible story set within a newly-imagined always-connected universe filled with action and adventure Create your character forge your legend by defeating powerful foes and earn unique and customizable weapons gear and vehicles Unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay that redefines the genre and breaks traditional conventions of story cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes combined with public and social activities - More Info - EAN: 5030917123870

Destiny GamePLEASE NOTE This game is online only a requires a XBOX Live Subscription to play A new generation of gaming is upon us Activision Publishing Inc together with critically-acclaimed developer Bungie revealed the first sneak peak of their partnership The game called Destiny is an ambitious evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared persistent world The result of a large-scale collaboration between Activision the publisher of such mega franchises as Call of Duty and Skylanders and Bungie the creators of Halo®Destiny is poised to become the next advancement in interactive entertainment by melding first-person action gaming with a persistent dynamic online world Destiny combines Bungie’s trademark grand scope sci-fi storytelling and adventures with visceral first-person action gaming that takes place in an unfolding cinematic connected online universe Additionally Destiny delivers a unique social gaming experience to the consoles by offering players a connected living world that they can explore combined with vibrant social spaces where they can congregate and celebrate achievements and share remarkable adventures grouped with friends or solo Set in the distant future Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus Able to wield incredible power players battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age In a story-driven universe Destiny’s saga unfolds through grand talesand sweeping adventures by immersing gamers in a bold new world filled with cooperative competitive public and social activities all seamlessly connected Bungie’s new next-generation game engine will allow Destiny to come to life on both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well as other future console platformsThe next evolution of entertainment - an incredible story set within a newly-imagined always-connected universe filled with action and adventure Create your character forge your legend by defeating powerful foes and earn unique and customizable weapons gear and vehicles Unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay that redefines the genre and breaks traditional conventions of story cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes combined with public and social activities - More Info - EAN: 5030917123870

Destiny GamePLEASE NOTE This game is online only a requires a XBOX Live Subscription to play A new generation of gaming is upon us Activision Publishing Inc together with critically-acclaimed developer Bungie revealed the first sneak peak of their partnership The game called Destiny is an ambitious evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared persistent world The result of a large-scale collaboration between Activision the publisher of such mega franchises as Call of Duty and Skylanders and Bungie the creators of Halo®Destiny is poised to become the next advancement in interactive entertainment by melding first-person action gaming with a persistent dynamic online world Destiny combines Bungie’s trademark grand scope sci-fi storytelling and adventures with visceral first-person action gaming that takes place in an unfolding cinematic connected online universe Additionally Destiny delivers a unique social gaming experience to the consoles by offering players a connected living world that they can explore combined with vibrant social spaces where they can congregate and celebrate achievements and share remarkable adventures grouped with friends or solo Set in the distant future Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus Able to wield incredible power players battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age In a story-driven universe Destiny’s saga unfolds through grand talesand sweeping adventures by immersing gamers in a bold new world filled with cooperative competitive public and social activities all seamlessly connected Bungie’s new next-generation game engine will allow Destiny to come to life on both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well as other future console platformsThe next evolution of entertainment - an incredible story set within a newly-imagined always-connected universe filled with action and adventure Create your character forge your legend by defeating powerful foes and earn unique and customizable weapons gear and vehicles Unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay that redefines the genre and breaks traditional conventions of story cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes combined with public and social activities - More Info - EAN: 5030917123870

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