The Game Industry Reacts to the Bungie-Activision Breakup


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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

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

Cliff

DeeJ, Bungie Community Manager

DeeJ

Mark Rein, Epic Games Vice President

Rein

Mike Ybarra, Xbox Corporate Vice President

Ybarra

Rami Ismail, Vlambeer Games

Rami

Nick Chester, Epic Games Public Relations Manager

Chester

What do you think of the move? Let us know in the Comments section below and for more on all things Destiny, don’t miss Fireteam Chat, our weekly Destiny show!

Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.





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