Destiny, as a franchise, had its ups and downs ever since its inception. However, every time it bounced back and managed to regain lost members of the community. But this time it feels different, players are put off by the whole concept of Destiny and how Bungie handled this franchise.
The constant lies and mishandling of problems led to a doomed game, Destiny 2. Even recent updates, which are pretty decent, failed to garner any interest from the community and when people aren’t talking about major updates even, there is something seriously wrong with your game.
YouTubers left Destiny 2 behind as there was nothing new to cover anymore. And now, there are less than 800 viewers watching Destiny 2 on Twitch at the time of this writing. There is no interest left for this game and it must be worrisome for Bungie. What’s even more concerning is that all this game is trying to achieve is to move back to the point of Destiny 1. The defined roadmap essiently turns Destiny 2 into Destiny 1, which is a much better game.
It is going to take until Fall 2018 to get to that point.
Life is not only difficult for Destiny 2 in terms of its messed up development, but The Division is creating a vacuum that’s sucking in the Destiny 2 community. It is mainly because The Division is a better Destiny than Destiny itself.
The Division is currently in the best shape of its development cycle and a sequel has just been announced. Meanwhile, Destiny 2 could very well be the end of this franchise or at least force Bungie to put this IP on Haitus for a long time.
We don’t see Activision investing millions into Destiny 3 based on the performance and Bungie’s vision for Destiny 2. Games like The Division and Warframe have surpassed Destiny while Destiny has nothing to offer to newcomers or to the hardcore fan base.
Less than 800 people on Twitch is an embarrassment for a multi-million dollar MMO game. Like I said, Destiny has been down in the past but this time, we aren’t sure it is ever going to get back up. There are only so many times you can disappoint the community before it is put off permanently.
The Division is now a major hurdle for Destiny, one that it may not be able to overcome. Its community has grown since the release of update 1.8. Every step Ubisoft has taken to improve The Division over the years is based on community feedback. while Destiny 2 developers haven’t been transparent or truthful about their changes. It is their behavior combined with many other great options available to the player that is hurting Destiny 2.
At this point, it won’t matter what changes they make…Destiny is dead!