Recent murmurings within the Destiny 2 fan base have hinted at a burgeoning fear: the forsaking of their beloved game post the Final Shape DLC release in 2024. Fuel to the fire is Bungie’s new live-service game, Marathon, set to debut in the future. After all, juggling two games is no mean feat. Is the end nigh for Destiny, the epic saga of Light and Dark? Bungie vehemently disagrees.
Destiny 2 Fans’ Growing Concern: Is the End in Sight?
Marathon, being an extraction shooter service, will no doubt keep Bungie’s developers’ hands full. However, the launch date remains elusive. This uncertainty, coupled with the looming release of the Final Shape DLC, has the Destiny community bracing for the worst. Fears are further ignited by Bungie’s reassurances that the Destiny franchise won’t be sunsetted – promises that have been met with a healthy dose of scepticism.
Since its inception, Destiny 2 has been the jewel in Bungie’s crown, the developer’s singular, shining live project. Naturally, the prospect of sharing the limelight with Marathon is causing ripples of anxiety within the Destiny 2 community. A recent Reddit post saw fans voicing concerns about a possible Destiny 2 wind-down and the potential flop of Marathon. Bungie’s community management team was quick to quell the angst, insisting that they won’t abandon Destiny and that both franchises will enjoy Bungie’s full support.
But, the Destiny blog’s recent rebranding does indicate that change is on the horizon. Community managers hinted at a dynamic strategy: “If we see that the market wants something more and/or something different, we will course-correct as needed.” Interestingly, they conceded that the current Destiny support model might be lacking, but affirmed their commitment to improvement. The season 22 outline has made a lot of the community happy and more is expected from the developers.
Destiny 2’s Shortcomings: Bungie’s Promise of Improvement
It’s evident that Bungie’s handling of the Lightfall DLC, failing to live up to the Witch Queen’s legacy, hasn’t sat well with the Destiny 2 community. This discontent, coupled with fears about the franchise’s future, is brewing a perfect storm of uncertainty. Yet, Destiny remains Bungie’s star feature. Abandoning it would seem nothing short of foolhardy, regardless of any recent missteps.
The gaming world is waiting with bated breath to see how Bungie navigates the dual demands of managing two franchises simultaneously. Leaks about Marathon suggest a stiff PvPvE challenge, distinct from Destiny’s domain. Bungie, naturally, may encounter some teething troubles, and some cynicism from fans is to be expected. However, the smart money is on the developers leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to keep Destiny 2 as thrilling as ever.
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