Will it be enough, though?
Amidst all of the controversy surrounding the game, and any upcoming expansion for it, at any given time, it sometimes becomes too easy to ignore the content that Destiny does (or will) have, while focusing on what it does not (or will not). And so, while The Taken King has been (rightly) blasted by gamers over the last few days over its abusive and exploitative policies, all of the discourse has failed to consider what the expansion will be adding to the base game.
Like any expansion for Destiny, The Taken King, too, will be adding new weapons to the mix. And these weapons promise to be really unique from what we have had so far.
There’s lot’s of new weapons in the game, tons of new gear and one of the things that we’re really excited about, are the branded weapons,” Taken King executive producer Mark Noseworthy said.
“You might have seen a Suros rocket launcher. The Suros Regime is one of the Exotics from Destiny, and when you think about the Destiny universe, the Guardians are going out to these worlds and reclaiming them again and finding these golden age relics. They’re bringing them back to the tower and then the machinists at the tower are deconstructing them, breaking these things down and reverse-engineering them.
“Figuring out “how can we make more Suros weapons?” and that’s why we’re starting to see Suros rocket launchers and Suros scout rifles. This family of weapons, these brands, they’re going to have similar characteristics so that when you get a Suros weapon, you kind of know what you’re getting yourself into. They sound a certain way, they feel a certain way. They have certain perks associated with them. And so in the E3 build today, we have three weapon manufacturers present, we have Suros from the Suros regime family, we have Hakke and Omolon.
“And all three of those families, they have characteristics that are unique and unto themselves. We think you’re going to be really excited about chasing and trying to find and collect all of these branded weapons,” he finished.
So, for anyone still invested in Destiny’s grind, it sounds like The Taken King will at least have a lot to offer. Maybe that is enough for you to purchase the expansion.