While Bungie’s Destiny 2 has been steadily under fire since its September 2017 launch, the developer has attempted to remedy many of its issues over the previous months. Initially, a majority of the frustration came down to glitches, but recently the conversation has turned to the more questionable decisions Bungie has made in regards to DLC and microtransactions. Locking non-DLC owners out of previously accessible content, like Trials of the Nine, and using the in-game shop, the Eververse, as a means to earn more daily revenue are just a few of the problems players have shared. Now, fans are hoping a proper explanation will be coming soon.
Bungie game director Christopher Barrett recently tweeted a statement that has many fans anticipating a big reveal from the company later this week. Barrett begins by acknowledging that he reads fan feedback on the sites that get the most traction for negative comments on Destiny 2, including Reddit, Twitter, Twitch, and Bungie’s own forums. The part that has players hoping for a State of the Union-style conversation, though, is the latter “I’ll talk about where we are headed Thursday” portion, seen below.
For anyone curious – I read Bungie forums, I read Reddit, I read Twitter, I watch Twitch. I also play Destiny. I share your love of the game. I’ll talk about where we are headed Thursday.
— Christopher Barrett (@cgbarrett) January 9, 2018
While Barrett’s short comment sounds like all previous backlashes will be addressed, there have already been hints from previous Bungie posts that Thursday, January 11th will just be a blog post, as usual. The January 4th blog post, for example, wished Guardians a happy new year, ending with a promise to discuss “the next update” in the following “This Week at Bungie” blog. Bungie is no stranger to using the weekly blogs to address the many complaints players have voiced, so it’s unlikely fans will get an exclusive livestream discussing the feedback.
Of course, a blog post doesn’t mean changes aren’t coming to the game, but players should likely anticipate that an active and open conversation won’t be happening on Thursday. As Barrett says in his own tweet, Bungie has read all of the complaints and will be talking about the future of the game, so it will probably be similar to the Masterworks reveal blog that addressed the recent XP gain issue. Of the current problems players seem to have, Bungie’s use of the Eververse as a place for large amounts of microtransaction gear should, hopefully, be the point the company addresses head-on.
For now, Guardians can enjoy the final hours of The Dawning, which ends on January 9th. However, players might see another new seasonal event coming to the game next month. A recent leak revealed nods to the first Destiny‘s Crimson Days Valentine’s Day-themed event, so maybe the upcoming blog post will give more answers on content arriving in the next few weeks.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Game Rant