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When Destiny was first announced, Bungie and then publisher Activision seemed to have a sweeping vision of a near endless game that would be supported for years and years. That why the announcement of Destiny 2 coming just three short years later was a shock to many hardcore fans who assumed major support would be continued for the original Destiny for the foreseeable future. Well, we are running up on roughly the same time frame of support for Destiny 2, but it looks like Bungie is learning from the past.
In a blog post from their official site, Bungie talked in length about the game’s future. When it came to a potential Destiny 3, the said they didn’t want to follow the same “mistake” as going from Destiny to Destiny 2 so soon. Having to start over was a big frustration for fans of vanilla Destiny, one of the reasons they are planning to vault old Destiny content. It’s also because of that they don’t see a full sequel as a good plan at this point in time.
“With Destiny 1, we solved the ‘ever expanding, exponential complexity’ problem by making a sequel in Destiny 2. We left behind all of Destiny 1’s content and many of the features players grew to love. We believe now that it was a mistake to create a situation that fractured the community, reset player progress, and set the player experience back in ways that took us a full year to recover from and repair. It’s a mistake we don’t want to repeat by making a Destiny 3. We don’t believe a sequel is the right direction for the game and for the past two years we have been investing all of our development effort into new content, gameplay, and new engine features that directly support a single evolving world in Destiny 2.”
Destiny 2 is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia, and is confirmed to be coming to next generation consoles. We also got word on the newest expansions for the game, which you can read about through here.