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Virtual Legality Episode 13

Realizing Their Destiny: Bungie splits from Activision

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2y Jan 10, 2019
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In a surprise announcement, Bungie, one of gaming's most celebrated developers, is splitting from Activision after almost a decade and taking their crown jewel series, Destiny, with them.

What does this mean for Bungie? For Destiny? For Activision?

And what can the last few days of tumult in Activision's executive ranks or the original 2010 publishing contract tell us about what happened...and what is to come?

#Bungie #Activision #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"Our Destiny"
Bungie.net Blog Post, January 10, 2019
(https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/47569)

"Activision Blizzard Exec Shuffle Appoints New Heads of Activision, King, Emerging Business"
Variety, January 9, 2019
(https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/activision-blizzard-exec-shuffle-appoints-new-heads-of-activision-king-emerging-business-1203103289/)

"Bungie-Activision contract"
(Software Publishing and Development Agreement)
Effective Date April 16, 2010
(http://documents.latimes.com/bungie-activision-contract/)


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

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