Bungie’s on-going plans to rework Destiny 2 seem to be extending to areas outside of gameplay, with a particular nod to Grimoire enthusiasts. According to the game’s director, Christopher Barrett, more lore for the game is in the works.
In a new series of tweets and Reddit posts, Barrett acknowledged many Guardians’ concerns that the world-building and storytelling in Destiny 2 have halted since the launch of the game’s first expansion, Curse of Osiris. In a tweet linking the Reddit discussion on the game’s lore, seen below, the director states more “stories and tales” through Grimoire are a current priority for the team.
The Grimoire is an important foundation to the lore and world building of Destiny. We need many more stories and tales like it. That’s where we are headed – https://t.co/Fzt7EI6PXz
— Christopher Barrett (@cgbarrett) January 28, 2018
The Grimoire, for players unfamiliar with the term, refers to the lore of Destiny’s universe. In the first game, players were only able to learn more about the Guardians, their powers, and the Traveler by collecting Grimoire cards scattered across the different planets. Responding to feedback that Grimoire hunting was cumbersome, Bungie took a more traditional approach to expanding the game’s narrative by telling the story through cutscenes. However, players have continually complained the shift to cinematic storytelling has already dipped in quality with Curse of Osiris. Bungie recently unveiled a new online comic series, with the first entry focusing on Osiris’ backstory, but the story didn’t include new areas or characters.
It’s unclear how and when more lore will be inserted into Destiny 2, whether through more cutscenes, comics, or an introduction of Grimoire cards, but Barrett’s interactions with players is another step in the right direction. Recently, the director has been actively responding to fans on social media, offering acknowledgments of problems in the game. In this instance, while details on the new Grimoire weren’t given, fans in the forum seem to be appreciative of his openness about where the development team is headed.
In addition to more story possibilities, Barrett already revealed the weapon system would be undergoing a huge overhaul, with unique event-specific loot to complement the new system. While those are still in development, Bungie has recently brought positive changes to current events in the game, including Iron Banner. Players now have new ways to earn and spend tokens earned in Crucible matches, with Iron Banner–themed gear more accessible than ever before.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Game Rant