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Bungie are committed to Destiny long term, says Luke Smith

Published: 20:35, 18 January 2019
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Bungie have released another This Week at Bungie post, clarifying that a vast majority of the studio is still completely focused on building more Destiny content. Destiny franchise director, Luke Smith, stated he sees a bright future.

Bungie have developed a healthy habit of communicating with their players on a regular basis, with more transparency than what used to be the case in late 2017 and early 2018. Back then, players faced hidden experience throttling and ways to manipulate them into buying loot boxes, but the studio now seems to be focused on delivering more content for the fans.

As he in the latest blog post, Luke Smith stated that the team at Bungie is currently focused on building the content they will deliver in 2019 as parts of the Annual Pass. He also teased that more info on the new season could be around the corner, through a play on words, mentioning it as "Season of [Redacted]".

Smith reassured players that they have learned from their past mistakes, such as the issues with Black Armory, where Bungie set the bar a little too high when it comes to Power requirements. He reaffirmed Bungie are looking for ways to fine tune these requirements for the upcoming content, so that new players have lower entry barriers, while the veterans can still look forward to long-term progress.

Speaking of long-term, Smith stated that the "vast majority" of the team is working on envisioning future content such as new adventures, enemies, weapons and ways for players to enjoy their Guardians. These are still goals for things that are far away.

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Meanwhile, in the present, Bungie are learning how to be independent and how to self-publish while creating more Destiny content. Smith stated he sees a bright future in front of the studio, but past experiences would suggest fans should be cautiously optimistic as Bungie's split from Microsoft wasn't as good as everyone hoped it would be.

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