“Work has also begun on future [Destiny] expansion packs as well as on our next full game release,” said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg during Activision Blizzard’s earnings call. “We’re very pleased with the launch and continuing engagement.” Hisherberg also dropped the lil’ ‘ol bomb that 9.5 million folks have become registered users.
Seeing as I’m not a PvP kinda gal, I only played through Destiny’s main campaign (via co-op) before calling it quits. While I truly had a very fun time, I couldn’t help but feel pangs of disappointment as I slowly realized Destiny didn’t reach its full potential. Where was the lore? (Spoilers: on Destiny’s website.) The gorgeous, narrative cutscenes? Why did the enemies have to spawn in the same location? Why wasn’t exploration adequately rewarded? But instead of dwelling I tried to remind myself that this was the first title in the series, folks are still figuring this weird shooter/RPG/MMO hybrid thing out, there truly is a ton of potential for the future, yadda yadda yadda.
The announcement of a sequel (even if we saw it coming) is exciting. Bungie and Activision are well-aware of fan feedback, and of course changes will be implemented in the sequel, which will (hopefully) turn Destiny into the mind-blowing piece of awesomeness we thought this first one was going to be.
What do you think? What would you like to see changed in future Destiny titles?