Sales for Destiny 2: Forsaken did not meet the expectations of Activision, the publisher said today about earnings, promising investors a faster content model and new forms of monetization for the game. This happens at a time when Destiny Fanbase is as happy as ever, which raises serious questions about the future of your favorite game series on the treadmill.
WITH Application 2, released in 2017, Activision and developer Bungie have very hardly appealed to as many new players as possible, improving many of the esoteric systems of the first game and forcing all new characters to take off from scratch. Although Application 2 received a better critical reception than the first game, it was not what hardcore players wanted, and in the months after the start Bungie put a lot of effort into the review of the weapon system, the tip and almost every other mechanic, with very productive results.
These improvements have been completed Abandoned, an expansion that appeared in September for critics' appreciation. It is full of grinding levels and a regular stream of satisfying activities – along with cool secrets and the content of the killer's ending – which made it hardcore Destiny players are happier than ever. However, he did not sell enough copies to meet the expectations of Activision. "Some of our other franchisees, such as Destiny, do not play as well as we would like," he said in today's call for payment.
This message should not be a big surprise for anyone who recently paid attention to it – last week Activision started giving out a PC version Application 2 for free (until November 18), a sign of poor sales for the franchise. "We have not seen full commitment yet again Destiny"Activision COO Coddy Johnson said" which led to worse results than previous expectations. Some players are in standby mode and see. If you're inside, you're deeply involved. If not, we think it's time to bring back players. "
But maybe a series like Destiny they really appeal to both hardcore and ordinary players? What are the high expectations for the game? And this is difficult – years of expensive expansion and embarrassing mistakes have damaged Destiny brand for good in the minds of many players?
Application 2The microtransactions system is currently relatively unobtrusive – with Activision hungry, to satisfy investors with more sweet, sweet revenue, if we expected it to change?
Between Bung and Activision there was tension from the first meeting Destiny even sent, and it has long been difficult to answer the question: "Who is Destiny behind? "With this new development, we must again wonder what the future is Destiny looks like.