Bungie leaving Activision recently has left many Destiny 2 fans worried about the future of the game. To calm all the worried fans and to guarantee a safe future of Destiny 2, Bungie has now released a statement through their “this week at Bungie” updates. Bungie has announced through their “Destiny 2 this week at Bungie” update that the team committed to Destiny in long term.
Yes, everyone, Destiny 2 is not going anywhere as Bungie has now guaranteed. Franchise director Luke Smith also wrote in “Destiny 2 this week at Bungie” blog that the team is working hard to deliver future experiences after leaving Activision.
Franchise director Luke Smith also thanked Activision in helping the Destiny franchise. Bungie and Activision signed up a 10-year deal back in 2010. In that time, we saw Destiny and its sequel in 2017 which is still actively running. Though Activision didn’t seem very happy with it recently. Luke Smith also took the opportunity to thank supporting studios like High Moon Studios and Vicarious Visions.
In the short-term, 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.
Last: Long-term, 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.
It was a busy Fall, and it is going to be a busy year.
When I look ahead and think about Destiny and where it could go, I see a bright future, with roots in a memorable past. Not everything has been lost in the dark corners of time.
Though we still don’t know if Bungie will need help from other new studios after leaving Activision or what the future holds for High Moon and Vicarious Visions as they are also owned by Activision. It’s most likely that the aforementioned studios will shift to other new projects.
In other news, Activision Blizzard continues to have a hard time even in 2019. It was recently reported that it’s now being investigated by a Pomerantz LLP law firm over fraud and unlawful business practices allegations from its investors. Activision Blizzard is also under fire after offering huge bonuses to Dennis Durkin who was recently given $15 million just for taking his job as a CFO.