Activision and Bungie have parted ways with the publishing rights for the Destiny franchise switching to the development studio.
It was revealed in a joint statement that the companies are committed to a seamless transition as Bungie takes on full responsibility for the Destiny games updates, servers and future content.
Thank you Guardians. It’s been an honor and a privilege to help bring the world of Destiny to life for you. pic.twitter.com/EB1y19OTD8— Activision (@Activision) January 10, 2019
Destiny 2 updates will continue to be developed and released, just not under the Activision brand.
Blizzard has stated that Destiny 2 will be fully supported on BattleNet and PC players shouldn't notice any disruption.
As for Activision's 2019 plans, Destiny made up for a significant portion of its E3 and Gamescom presence each year, not least its second-half release activities, so that's a hole that will be tricky to fill.
It will be publishing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - a massive title from the maker of Bloodbourne and Dark Souls - this year plus the remaster of Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled.
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But, when you consider that this year's entry in the Call of Duty franchise is heavily rumoured to be the mighty Modern Warfare 4, maybe that will be more than enough.