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Bungie promises 'future experiences' in the Destiny universe after Activision split

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.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

5 Comments
  • First they give the game away for free and then they complain about the bad sales?
  • That was the other way around.
  • After heavily investing in two games, I am moving on from this franchise. Unless the updates or the next game really blows me away. I am ready for Anthem
  • Just started in Destiny 2. Feelsgoodman.jpg so far 😀
  • when destiny first came out it was pretty fun, you could go about earning things and enjoying yourself.
    then only a few months in they started janking up the systems and piling on the currencies and messing everything up. it has totally sucked since then.