Current reviews counsel that Microsoft and Future 2 developer Bungie have mentioned the preliminary phrases of a doable acquisition settlement.
In response to Venturebeat’s Jeff Grubb, Microsoft and Bungie representatives have spoken a couple of instances concerning the potential of Microsoft buying the studio and formally bringing them again into the fold. Eurogamer additionally reviews that their very own sources have confirmed that preliminary discussions between the 2 events have occurred.
Primarily based on the knowledge that’s presently accessible, it seems like these negotiations haven’t progressed a lot. The largest drawback in the intervening time appears to be the acquisition worth. Eurogamer notes that Bungie is in search of an inflow of money and future funding with a purpose to help their long-term plans for Future 2. We’ve lined this story extensively in the past, however mainly, Bungie revealed that their cut up from Activision will end in a probably in depth reinvention of the Future franchise which can, in some ways, correctly kick off with the upcoming release of the Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion.
Whereas the small print haven’t been revealed/confirmed as of but, it definitely seems like Bungie’s asking worth is extremely excessive. That is sensible as Bungie and Activision’s relationship deteriorated over the years, and we don’t think about that they’re desperate to be acquired once more except an organization is keen to primarily “overpay” for them and presumably provide them virtually full artistic management over the Future franchise.