Breaking News – Bungie and Activision Sign 10 Year Deal

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Update: Bungie release their first statement, link after the jump.

We just received a link to an Activision investor release and I can’t really believe what I am seeing.

Activision/Blizzard and Bungie have announced a 10 year exclusive, worldwide agreement. Now, I don’t want to be one to judge or anything, but what in the hell were they thinking.

Who in their right mind signs a 10 year deal with a company that is currently being accused of withholding pay from Infinity Ward as well as holding employees’ bonuses random until the next big cash cow is developed?

More after the jump.

Update: Bungie release first statement – G4

Ok, so I am probably being a little unfair towards Activision, but… am I? These guys are becoming infamous for over saturating the markets of every popular franchise that they get their hands on, to the point of its destruction.

The good news is that thanks to Activision’s outlook on profits, we can be pretty much 100% sure that this means that all of the Bungie games for the next ten years are going to be multiplatform (it actually states it in the release), and probably have their logos on lunchboxes too.

I hope that this works out well for Bungie, they are a good team and I would hate to see something like the Infinity Ward debacle happen to them as well. Here’s hoping for the best.

Read the full release here.

Last Updated: April 29, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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