Destiny 2 Facing Player Retention Issue? Bungie Hiring Senior Progression Designer To Help
While Destiny 2 is being praised as the best first-person shooter of the year and we all love it seems that players are leaving the game and the new Curse of Osiris DLC is not helping either. It seems that the player retention issue of Destiny 2 major enough for Bungie to hire a senior progression designer that will help developers engage people better.
A job posting for a senior progression designer for Destiny 2 was found on the company site and we are going to look into it. Players have been complaining about the new Curse of Osiris DLC and that the new DLC is needed in order to access base game content like the prestige nightfall strike. This is something that players paid for and now it is locked behind the Curse of Osiris DLC.
It is safe to say that people are not satisfied with what Bungie has done and in light of the previous progression system conspiracy, people feel cheated. Following is what the job posting for a senior progression designer for Destiny 2 looks like:
Create sustainable player progression and chase through Destiny 2’s Bright Engram
Work closely with our Live leadership team to craft a long-term vision for the Eververse and its presence in the Destiny IP
Work closely with our Live product manager to analyze key performance indicators to inform design
Design and implement new features and systems with an eye on engagement, retention, and monetization
Use data and design sensibilities to define strategies for maintaining ideal engagement patterns and maximizing player satisfaction
Work with Destiny 2 leadership to help define a cohesive monetization experience across multiple expansions and seasons
Manage the creative and craft growth of Progression designers on the Eververse team and help establish a strong design culture
The players are also saying that the new DLC should be called an update rather than a DLC and if you think about it, the players are right indeed. Keep in mind that at the end of the day Bungie is in the business in order to make money and if this system is working for them then this is what players are going to get.
We will see how Bungie responds to this feedback and what changes we will get in the near future. If you bought the new DLC or the expansion pass then I would not be surprised if you felt that the expansion was short or that it lacked content.
Let us know what you think about Destiny 2 and tell us what you think Bungie should do in order to make it all better.