Bungie sign $100 million deal with NetEase to “explore new directions”
Tarryn van der Byl·
Destiny developer Bungie has announced a new partnership with Chinese tech and gaming corp NetEase to establish a “global, multi-franchise entertainment studio” and create new content that isn’t Destiny.
According to the press stuff, the new collaboration is entirely separate from Bungie’s existing 10-year contract – which expires in 2020 – with Destiny publisher Activision, with the company promising “an experience that will grow for many years to come” and “exciting plans for the future” of the franchise. For two more years, anyway.
The deal with NetEase, however, will help “build new worlds and invite players, new and old, to join us there” and something about a “bold vision”, whatever exactly that means. Besides Destiny, Bungie’s previous work most prominently includes Halo, so probably expect more of the same.