‘Some good news here laced with some bad news.
The way Bungie handled the story and lore in Destiny remains one of the saddest missed opportunities with the game. However, it seems that they may be looking at changing that with the upcoming Destiny 2. According to some job listings dug out and analyzed in depth by NeoGAF, it sounds like Bungie may be looking to do routine, consistent small scale narrative updates for Destiny 2– which is really how something like narrative should be handled for a persistently online game and world, anyway.
Apart from the job listing for the ‘live narrative direction’ (the relevant one that we have been discussing above), it also sounds like Bungie are hiring a whole lot of other people to handle the story and storytelling in the upcoming game. On one hand, this sounds like good news- it seems that the studio is eager to avoid the egregious mistakes in storytelling with the first game. On the other, this game is apparently nine months away from release- isn’t it too late to be hiring people to patch up the game’s storytelling at this stage? Shouldn’t this have been something they should have been doing before?
Destiny 2 is apparently slated to launch this year, for Xbox One and PS4, and presumably for PC as well (though the original game was never on PC, and PC has not been discussed as a target platform for the series).