Yesterday, Activision and Bungie, the creators Fate, announced the end of their publishing partnership, in which it was first published in the last two games, Fate in Fate 2 (plus all its extensions, DLC, etc.).
By partitioning, Bungie now takes full rights to publish Fate franchise. As you may already know, IP has always been in the possession of, but the rights to release previously belonged to Activision.
Why this happened, no one knows for sure. Activision claims that it wants to focus on the IP that it owns, but some of the claims have suggested that higher innovation in Activision was not happy with this Fate 2 and its further content. It's probably a mixture of both and other things.
Today, we are announcing plans for Bungie to assume full copyright for the Destiny franchise.
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– Bungie (@Bungie) January 10, 2019
Notwithstanding, not long after Bungie announced the division, none other than the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, listened with a rather standard presentation of support. Although Spencer sound apparently does not know anything, it has certain parts of the Internet chatting about whether it really is much more than just a simple gesture of support.
I look forward to a very bright future when I am working with one of my favorite independent studios on one of my favorite franchises. Delighted to see how they continue to grow and develop Destiny.
– Phil Spencer (@ XboxP3) January 10, 2019
Now it's worth noting that Spencer finds that he is looking forward to "very bright future work" with one of his "favorite independent studios" at one of his "popular franchises". This seems extra, but Spencer is often so nice when talking to people on Twitter. It's a good guy. However, some people have understood this as a hint that Microsoft will enter as a new publishing deadline for the series. Though it seems to be stretching, it's actually huge.
Even if Bungie was looking for a new publishing partner – it would be very good – returning to Microsoft seems unlikely. Not only because Microsoft would want IP rights, but because Bungie has already worked with Microsoft in the past Hello the result of leaving the partnership, mainly because it wanted to retain the IP rights that it created. So, I would not look too closely at this tweet from Spencer. This is a very standard thing.