Bungie’s Eric Osborne clarifies the partnership agreement with Activision.
Bungie’s Destiny is doing better than ever thanks to the release of The Taken King but with the recent court case between former composer Marty O’Donnell, numerous controversies following changes to the game and much more, there have often been questions about Bungie’s “ten year plan” for the game. Does it even exist?
Not quite, according to community and marketing relations manager Eric “Urk” Osborne. Speaking to EDGE (via GamesRadar), Osborne said that, “Those things were so distracting, and not about the experience we were creating. It just became the narrative. I mean, I drive a Honda Civic. I don’t know shit about $500 million. A ten-year plan? It’s a ten-year partnership agreement. It has nothing to do with the development of the game proper.
“To think that somehow, before Destiny had shipped, we had some ten-year plan written down somewhere? It’s comical. We allowed the narrative to get constructed that Bungie is just a corporate entity and not a bunch of humans, a collection of people who are just trying to make a really great game.”
It makes sense when you think about it. Destiny has been constantly changing – both for better and worse – based on feedback from fans. If a ten year plan existed, one has to wonder how it can possibly take all of that feedback into account.