Since the news broke that Activision has patented a system that encourages players to buy in-game items through the use of some clever matchmaking, the gamers are furious and are wondering if the Activision titles such as Destiny and Destiny 2 are using this system.
However, Bungie has come forward and clarified that situation that neither Destiny or Destiny 2 uses the patented matchmaking system. “You won’t find this functionality in our games, including Destiny or Destiny 2”. This is a sigh of relief for the fans.
Also, it is not the only game that was questioned for using Activision’s patented matchmaking algorithm as Call of Duty fans were worried that Activision might have implemented this on Call of Duty: WW2. But, Sledgehammer Games has confirmed that it won’t be affected by the patent.
In related news, Destiny 2 is one of the hottest releases of this year and despite the hype behind the game, its retail sales fell well short of expectations. Retail sales for the game fell 50% in the US and in the UK the figure is 58%. According to Activision:
The original Destiny became the biggest new console video game franchise launch in history, and Destiny 2 surpassed the original’s records for engagement and digital sales in launch week. The Destiny universe will welcome a new community of players for the first time on PC on October 24th.
Furthermore, the game’s active player count has dropped 50% since its launch. However, it is important to note that it also happened for Destiny and with the release of subsequent expansions Bungie managed to engage its player base and it seems that it is exactly what the studio might be planning to do.
Destiny 2 is a first-person action shooter developed by Bungie for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The PC version will be available on October 24 and is being worked on by Vicarious Visions.