Since last week’s revelation that Activision and Bungie were parting ways and sending Destiny home to live with its real dad – oh yeah, and investors began investigating potential securities fraud over the deal – the internet has been nothing but speculation over the future of the franchise. Bungie’s weekly update addresses the concerns head-on.
“Long-term, Bungie is committed to Destiny,” says franchise director Luke Smith. “We created the universe and we hold its future entirely in our hands. The vast majority of the team is hard at work envisioning future experiences, enemies, and ways to play the Guardian you’ve been building since 2014. We’re going to keep doing that. 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. It was a busy Fall, and it is going to be a busy year. When I look ahead and think about Destiny and where it could go, I see a bright future, with roots in a memorable past. Not everything has been lost in the dark corners of time.”
In the short-term, however, the team is working on annual pass content for a broader ranger of players, including catch-up mechanics, weapon archetype fine-tuning, weapon forging tweaks, and a do-over for the community forums as early as next week.