Blizzard Entertainment has released a new update for the Battle.net client which has introduced a small but substantial change. The word Activision Games, under which Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 were collected, has been replaced with Partner Games.
The reason is very simple. Last January Bungie acquired the IP Destiny: now it is Bellevue company to deal with the publication and distribution of the franchise games – as well as the development, clearly – therefore the Battle.net client has been updated to reflect the new state of things. Destiny 2 has, therefore, become the first and only non-Activision Blizzard game to be hosted by the Battle.net client.
It will be interesting to find out what other PC titles will be published on the platform in the future. Destiny 2 acted as a trailblazer, but then it was followed closely by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Will it be the same fate as the new Call of Duty due out this year? Most likely yes, although in recent times another Activision game has totally ignored Battle.net to land on Steam: we’re talking about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from FromSoftware.