The transaction was the result of a mutual agreement between Bungie and Activision Blizzard.
One of the most important news with which we started the month of January is the purchase of rights to publish Destiny by Bungie, which allows its authors to develop and distribute the game according to their own standards from December 31, 2018 However, it seems that gaining control of Destiny had a high price: Bungie has to pay more than $ 100 million for Destiny‘s publishing rights.
According to the analyst Daniel Ahmad (ZhugeEX in networks), Activision Blizzard recognizes earnings of 164 million dollars and an operating income of 91 million dollars on that date as a result of the exchange of rights to the Destiny franchise.
Although the American entertainment giant disregards Destiny in the 2019 season, it continues its commitment to develop the annual Destiny 2 pass , for which some of its studios (High Moon Studios, Vicarious Visions) continue to help Bungie.
Yesterday, Bungie detailed the contents of the Nomad Season, which begins next week. In a ViDoc that complemented the announcement, Luke Smith (director of Destiny 2 ‘vanilla’ and current producer in the company) says that they are internally drawing the new road map of the franchise, more in line with their own creative interests.
Looks like Activision Blizzard recognised approx $164 million in revenue and operating income of $91 million last year as a result of terminating publishing rights for Destiny. pic.twitter.com/u28F37hRpj
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 28, 2019