destiny

Official Site: Destiny
Studio: Bungie/Activision
Launch Date: September 9, 2014
Genre: Sci-Fi third-person shooter
Business Model: B2P (Cash Shop, DLC)
Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...
What you consume is just that.

Destiny 2 doubles up its glory in the competitive crucible

Glory, glory, hallelujah, twice the glory, hallelujah. Yes, a patch has been deployed for the competitive crucible playlist in Destiny 2, and it
It goes clicky.

Global Chat: Off-the-cuff impressions of Anthem

If you like BioWare, high tech eye candy, blowing crap up, or riding the current wave of Hot New Game Releases, chances are that...

The MMO Bookclub devotes March to Tibia, Destiny 2, and Apex Legends

If you haven't been hanging out with the folks at MMO Bookclub lately, you may have missed a shift in the format that's...
I'm doing this why, exactly?

Destiny 2’s Season of the Drifter will bring new game modes, PvP maps, and more starting March 5th

With the arrival of March, Destiny 2 says goodbye to the Season of the Forge and hello to Season of the Drifter, the...

Activision Blizzard expected to slash jobs after flat sales, loss of Destiny 2

Storm clouds are gathering above Activision Blizzard, a portent of bad sales and dire predictions: The publisher is expected to cut "hundreds" of jobs this...

More MMO Valentine’s Day events: Black Desert, EverQuest II, Destiny 2, MapleStory 2, Revelation Online, and Wizard101

Hearts and chocolates and flowers continue to invade MMOs all around us. Bree here, reporting from the front lines of the invasion. Here are...

There’s another investor suit mounting against Activision, this one alleging fraud in Bungie split

The controversy over the sudden split between Destiny 2 developer Bungie and longtime publishing partner Activision continues with the announcement that...

Bungie reiterates its commitment to Destiny 2 long-term as it previews short-term goals

Since last week's revelation that Activision and Bungie were parting ways and sending Destiny home to live with its real dad - oh...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 204: SpatialOS spasms

Justin and Bree discuss the Unity vs. SpatialOS showdown, the Destiny 2 Activision split and investigation, Elite's massive event, big updates for Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, and LOTRO, plus our adventures in ESO, LOTRO, SWG, and DDO, and reader mail on games that don't click with you, the MMOs we'd like to see built, and video game eyeballs.

The Bungie-Activision split could herald tough times ahead for Destiny 2

Following last week's announcement that Bungie would be cutting its business ties with Activision and taking sole control of Destiny 2,...
Back again, etc.

Activision investors are now investigating whether the Bungie split involves securities fraud

Two days ago, Activision and Bungie announced an early split of their long-running partnership, a split that transferred publishing rights for the...
But it worked all of the time before!

Activision is transferring Destiny publishing rights back to Bungie

Still more big changes are afoot at Activision: Bungie just announced that Activision is transferring publishing rights for Destiny back to Bungie. "We have...

What Destiny 2 could’ve learned about community puzzle gating… from Star Wars Galaxies

Say you're the developer of an online shooter, but you really want to add something that challenges the players in a world where they...

Craig Zinkievich’s Aliens shooter is looking more and more like an MMOFPS after all

A couple of years ago, several key devs who once built MMOs for Cryptic - Craig Zinkievich, Shannon Posniewski, and Matt Highison - announced...

Massively OP’s 2018 Blooper Awards: Weirdest MMO cross promotion

Massively OP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our blooper award for weirdest MMO cross promotion. And the winner is...

Battle Bards’ 2018 roundup of MMO soundtracks

Every other week here at Massively OP you might see a post go up promoting the Battle Bards podcast. While not an official...

Star Citizen ATV, Squadron 42’s projected 2020 beta, and Cloud Imperium’s $46M private investment

This week's Around the Verse does touch on the 3.4 release of Star Citizen, but the big news is definitely from

There are no Blizzard games in the November 2018 SuperData games revenue ranking, not even WoW

I did a little double-take when I read SuperData's November 2018 games industry revenue ranking piece today, and not because the title and...

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