Bungie, the development team behind video game mega-hit Destiny, has today announced it will part ways with publisher Activision.

In a blog post on Thursday, Bungie stated it will take over publishing for Destiny and its sequels in the future, ending a nine-year partnership.

The success of that nine-year stretch is apparent, with Bungie stating Destiny has "delivered a combination of over 50 million games and expansions to players all around the world."

But now it seems Bungie will take another leap of faith, as full control of Destiny is handed over.

"The transition process is already underway in its early stages, with Bungie and Activision both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible," Bungie wrote.

In a statement, Activision said "today, we're announcing plans for Bungie to assume full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise.

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