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Bungie announce a busy year for the studio and Destiny 2

Published: 19:42, 24 January 2019
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Many have been left wondering what exactly Bungie had in mind when they left Activision and what that means for Destiny 2, which resulted in a post by the franchise director Luke Smith, who promises a big year and a bunch of content.

For starters, Smith first thanked Activision and High Moon Studios, where the latter helped them craft and deliver Forsaken, Destiny 2's third and currently the last expansion, which launched on 04 September 2018.

They also thanked Vicarious Visions for their assistance in community building on PC as well as Warmind, Destiny 2's second expansion from May 2018. According to Smith, the studio will deliver their "swan-song" content in 2019, "in the upcoming Season of [Redacted]".

Bungie claim to have learnt a lot from Black Armory, promising that the unnecessarily high requirements are not a mistake they plan to repeat. Instead, the company will be looking for a safe middle ground "between new content that many players can play, and aspirational content for players to progress toward."

With that in mind, Smith revealed that Bungie are looking into improvements to catch-up mechanics in Destiny 2's upcoming seasons. Let's just hope they don't overdo that too.

Smith reiterated Bungie's dedication to the entire Destiny franchise, adding that the fortunes of the universe they created rest entirely in their hands. Apparently, most of the team are already hard at work on new content and all things considered, Bungie are pretty optimistic about the future.

The studio split away from Activision recently, retaining the rights to the Destiny franchise, which means that Bungie are thinking about their own status as they go. "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", Smith added.

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Ultimately, it will be interesting to see how Bungie and Destiny 2 do now, because for all the criticism of the company, Activision have probably caught a bit more flak from the game's fans than they really deserve to.

You can find Smith's post here .

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