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

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...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.
What you consume is just that.

Destiny 2 lays out its plans for the coming months, beginning with the Black Armory and the Season of the Forge

November is drawing to a close, and as we usher in a new month, Destiny 2 will be welcoming the Season of the...

SuperData: Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty dominate October as Blizzard titles slip

Surprising absolutely no one, Red Dead Redemption 2 killed it (and the horse it rode in on) in October. According to SuperData's...

Massively OP’s 2018 gift guide for the MMO fan

Hello, readers! It's pre-holiday-shopping-season sale time again, and our sales team has put together a selection of artisanal hand-crafted MMOs and not-so-MMOs for the...
so lonely

Destiny 2 encourages players to invite friends for exclusive loot

Is it just me, or does "refer your friend to the game and get stuff" sort of undercut the idea that the most fun...

Bungie contradicts Activision disappointment in Destiny 2: Forsaken

Players certainly seem to have been happy with Destiny 2: Forsaken, which many players have cited as a similar update in nature...
Go punkin' when you get the blues

Fortnite hits 8.3 million concurrent players

Belaying any claims that it's last year's fad or on the way out, Fortnite has surged forward to cross the 8.3 million threshold....

SuperData: World of Warcraft’s expansion surge ends as Destiny 2’s expansion surge begins

Dungeon Fighter Online is continuing its run raking in more money than League of Legends, but World of Warcraft's expansion blast...

MassivelyOP’s guide to MMO Halloween 2018

Whether or not you consider yourself too old to put on that Hulk or Sparkle Twilight costume and prance ("HULK PRANCE") around the neighborhood...