It’s been a big week for Destiny developer Bungie. The company announced plans to break ties with Activision, regaining the direct publishing rights to the Destiny franchise. While many fans see this decision as good news, the change has raised several questions about the future of the series. Now, both Activision and Bungie have revealed a few more details about how the transition will work.
One area of concern is Blizzard Battle.net, Activision’s games launcher on PC (formerly known as just Battle.net or the Blizzard App). Current Destiny 2 players must use that storefront to play the game. The Blizzard customer service account has confirmed that Destiny 2 will remain on the launcher there, and players should not experience any disruption playing the game through that launcher.
Destiny 2 will still receive full support on BattleNet and we do not anticipate any disruption to our services or your gameplay experience. https://t.co/FFOE1iae3R
— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) January 10, 2019
The game’s annual pass should also continue to work as planned, with players getting the seasonal updates they were promised.
“Activision and Bungie are committed to a seamless transition for the Destiny franchise and will continue to work closely together during the transition on behalf of the community of Destiny players around the world,” Activision wrote as part of a joint statement with Bungie.
While plans are still up in the air, fans hope that Bungie’s departure will allow for Destiny to appear on more platforms, such as the Steam store, and will allow the developers more time to polish content outside of Activision’s publishing schedule. We’ll keep a close eye on both the publisher and the series going forward.
Source: Blizzard CS on Twitter