Bungie's separation from Activision (and Activision's loss of the Destiny franchise) has proven to be one of the more important stories of the year in games, but only now do we have a bit more clarity as to just how such a separation happened.
What do the Activision 10-K Financial Statements tell us about the price Bungie was willing to pay?
What can we take about the future of Destiny (and Activision) from such a sale?
And how do the changes coming to the paid Eververse store in the Season of the Drifter reflect the possibility of a new monetization reality?
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|3:05||"Bungie-Activision contract" (Software Publishing and Development Agreement) Effective Date April 16, 2010 (http://documents.latimes.com/bungie-activision-contract/)|
|7:30||Tweets from Daniel Ahmad February 28, 2019 (https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/1101241993160724481)|
|14:20||Activision Blizzard 10-K Filing For Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2018 (https://investor.activision.com/node/32301/html)|
|18:15||Tweets from PC Games Insider March 1, 2019 (https://twitter.com/PCGamesInsider/status/1101456894160502784)|
|22:18||"THIS WEEK AT BUNGIE – 2/28/2019" (https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/47660)|
|27:50||Tweets from Skill Up February 28, 2019 (https://twitter.com/SkillUpYT/status/1101280701565956096)|
|30:23||Limited Software License Agreement Destiny/Bungie, Version (October 16, 2018) (https://www.bungie.net/en/Bungie/SLA)|
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