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Bungie has Given the Middle Finger to Activision

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The bigger question is why did they join them in the first place?

I guess this means Destiny will no longer be on Battle.net?
Money.

Activision saw the success of Halo and said;
Hey Bungie, you probably have some nice ideas for a new franchise, right?
We'll be willing to bankroll it and we'll both profit!
 

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Reportedly, Bungie needed someone with deep pockets to fully realize Destiny (I really don't know why.) They should have just bit the bullet though and signed on with Devolver. I think they're the only publisher I actually trust these days. Zenimax MAY have worked too. At least way back when. Now, I wouldn't trust them to pick their nose correctly.
 
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Reportedly, Bungie needed someone with deep pockets to fully realize Destiny (I really don't know why.) They should have just bit the bullet though and signed on with Devolver. I think they're the only publisher I actually trust these days. Zenimax MAY have worked too. At least way back when. Now, I wouldn't trust them to pick their nose correctly.
Server costs maybe? I can't imagine maintaining server's being cheap
 
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Reportedly, Bungie needed someone with deep pockets to fully realize Destiny (I really don't know why.) They should have just bit the bullet though and signed on with Devolver. I think they're the only publisher I actually trust these days. Zenimax MAY have worked too. At least way back when. Now, I wouldn't trust them to pick their nose correctly.
Looking at what Devolver Digital published, I doubt that they would have had the ability to bankroll a project like Destiny.
 
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 was made with a budget of ~$2 million.
And Destiny's budget was said to have been $500 million, I doubt that Devolver Digital has that kind of cash.

So even with you liking Devolver, I doubt that a working relationship between Bungie and them would have worked out.
 

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And Destiny's budget was said to have been $500 million, I doubt that Devolver Digital has that kind of cash.

So even with you liking Devolver, I doubt that a working relationship between Bungie and them would have worked out.
$500 Million for a Borderlands clone you mean.