A few days ago, Bungie announced that it was parting ways with Activision. A few months ago, Activision said that Destiny 2 was a sales disappointment and the company was reevaluating how to proceed from there. It seems like this was the best solution the two parties could come up with. Luckily, the developer will retain rights to the Destiny franchise going forward. Activision won’t have any part with it in the future, and Bungie can make all the decisions revolving around expansions and monetization.
Today, Franchise Director Luke Smith promised “future experiences” in the Destiny universe. It’s unclear if this is a hint towards Destiny 3, or the promise of more expansions for Destiny 2. We’ll just have to wait and see. You can read some excerpts from his statement below.
We’re continuing to build the content we’ve promised for the Annual Pass. We’ve learned a lot from Black Armory that we will apply to future releases, most notably that we’d like the beginning experiences of content drops to be a better point of convergence for the playerbase. In Black Armory, we set the Power requirement for the first forge too high, and that meant it wasn’t a great chance to jump into some new content. We want to find the line between new content that many players can play, and aspirational content for players to progress toward. We’re exploring improvements to catch-up mechanics for players in upcoming seasons… Bungie is committed to Destiny. We created the universe and we hold its future entirely in our hands. The vast majority of the team is hard at work envisioning future experiences, enemies, and ways to play the Guardian you’ve been building since 2014. We’re going to keep doing that. We’re thinking about what it means to be truly independent, what it means to self-publish, and crucially, what Destiny’s future can now look like for our players.
What do you want to see in Destiny 2? What about Destiny 3? Let us know.
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