Bungie look in direction of Destiny’s “bright future” post-Activision

While we nonetheless don’t know what Destiny plan to do in a different way with Destiny now they’ve wrested their MMOFPS collection out the clutches out Activision, franchise director Luke Smith has muttered cryptically about seeing “a bright future, with roots in a memorable past.” He drops a number of references which have some followers dreaming actual massive about what may come, but it surely’s nonetheless all hazy.

In the close to future and extra sure, nonetheless, a patch is due on the finish of the month to buff weak weapon sorts, together with many vehicle rifles, scout rifles, and sniper rifles. It’ll repair a number of irritants with the Black Armory DLC too.

“Long-term, Bungie is committed to Destiny,” Luke Smith mentioned in last night’s post. “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.”

So Destiny isn’t scrapped, gotcha.

“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,” he added.

Here’s the place it will get hazy. While Smith doesn’t decide to something particular, he makes use of a number of phrases that might massive hints or just dramatic aptitude.

Saying “what Destiny’s future can now appear like” suggests they might go in instructions Activision wouldn’t enable – which might be higher for us? No offence, Activision. But additionally, some offence. A public firm answering to shareholders has wants and timelines which might push selections that aren’t good for games or their gamers.

His sign-off “Not everything has been lost in the dark corners of time” is a reference to a dying message within the first Destiny’s Vault Of Glass raid, “You are forever lost in the dark corners of time.” So possibly we would see the return of extra previous locations? Even previous raids? We did lately get to revisit one spot from Destiny, the Cosmodrome, in a short one-off quest.

The most formidable, hopeful, and over-reaching studying I’ve seen ties all that along with discuss of “the Guardian you’ve been building since 2014” and “a bright future, with roots in a memorable past” for a considerably wild-eyed conclusion. That dream says he’s hinting Bungie plan to step again from sequels and make one, massive, ongoing ‘games as service’ sorta Destiny rolling the primary two games into one with ongoing content material updates. Some followers have been dreaming about that, and so they evidently proceed to dream vividly. No extra cheese earlier than mattress for you.

As a lot as I’d prefer to assume builders know to not write public statements which enthusiastic followers may learn much more into than was meant then get disenchanted when what they imagined didn’t arrive, a decade on this job has taught me they don’t. So don’t depend on any of this. Set expectations low, and maybe be pleasantly shocked.

Anyway, again to the near-future! Update 2.1.four is due on January 29th, most notably bringing steadiness tweaks to sure weapons and Super talents plus eradicating a wee little bit of the Black Armory’s grind.

This contains harm boosts for a lot of–although not all–auto rifles, scout rifles, and sniper rifles, and a wee PvP nerf for that squeaking git of an Exotic fusion rifle, Telesto. As laid out last week, some highly effective Supers shall be toned down and others boosted, although I’m undecided I agree with their evaluation of which Supers are the issue. By which I imply I’ll be miffed to see Blade Barrage explosions harm me too when a number of roaming Supers at all times rack up so many extra kills.

Over within the Black Armory, you’ll not lose progress on weapons when you don’t full them earlier than the weekly reset on Tuesdays. Ballistics Logs gained’t be eliminated at reset, weapon frames in your stock at reset shall be partially refunded, and the bug which implies Ada generally solely sells one body in per week needs to be gone. Black Armory Lore nuggets will drop extra steadily (20%, up from 10%) however now solely come from accomplished ignition, hopefully tolling the tip of completionists AFKing to passively accumulate them. Though sure, you’ll nonetheless must return to Ada-1 to finish frames earlier than forging, sorry.

Smith additionally famous that Bungie are taking a look at enhancing “catch-up mechanics” for the following two seasons of Annual Pass content material, every of which is able to additional increase the extent cap, following the pressured grind at the beginning of this one.

“We want to find the line between new content that many players can play, and aspirational content for players to progress toward,” he defined.

Yes, fantastic, however please discuss extra about the way you’re cancelling Destiny three and rolling it into Destiny 2 together with Destiny 1 and can replace it for ten years and also you’ll let me have a pet Hive worm and it’ll reside in my backpack and I’ll feed it scraps of Scorn and train it methods and it’ll purr like a tribble, which I’m 99% positive is what you have been hinting at.


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