My crazy/unlikely theory (Destiny)

by ManKitten ⌂, The Stugotz is strong in me., Thursday, January 10, 2019, 14:19 (627 days ago) @ Cody Miller

I was just curious if was even necessary to have a publisher.

Yes it was. The financial burden required to create Destiny was such that there were actually only five publishers in existence at the time who could have even done the job: EA, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and Activision.

Fair enough, I guess my "was" was meant in current tense. For a AAA developer, how necessary is an outside publisher in an age where (aside from start-up capital) the developer could handle distribution and marketing in-house?

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