Activision Blizzard Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) Destiny has been on the sidelines as people move on to Ubisoft Entertainment SA’s (OTCMKTS:UBSFY) The Division. The game has been immensely popular ever since its release in September 2014, and most veterans and old timers have moved on from the game due to its ongoing extreme drought of content. With the weekly update, fans of the game always expect something new and this week, hopes were at an all-time high and fans, including myself, were expecting that Bungie would announce something new to attract all of the players back to the game. While that did not actually happen, a rather serious statement in the weekly update post mirrors the sad truth behind the current state of the game.
The latest weekly update talks about the recent Sounds of Destiny livestream event which revealed how the game’s realistic sounds and effects were created (which is a great achievement in itself). The other important major announcement that the post mentions is that the changes in the weekly reset and other important times for Destiny’s weekly events because of the upcoming Daylight savings on March 13. For those who are unaware, Daylight saving starts this Sunday and all of Destiny’s resets and other events are going to be pushed forward by an hour as well. But then comes the interesting part. Recently, one of the fans on Bungie forums sort of called out DeeJ, the community manager on the topic on new content for Destiny. The post on the Bungie forums says ”Deej, I swear to god if you post “in the future we’ll talk more” I will freak out. I will bite the head off of a duck and beat my Xbox with its dead carcass.” The post adds that the player “just wants a reason to play Destiny.” To this comment, DeeJ said the same statement in the weekly update then concluded with “Not much else to talk about. In the future, we’ll talk more (your move).”
While this was funny and sort of poked fun at the player who made the initial call out, it reveals the rather cold, harsh truth about the matter of affairs at Bungie right now. There is literally nothing to talk about the future of the game. Bungie’s vague statements on the future of the game and upcoming content is proof enough that they have run out of ideas on what to do next. They did mention a while back that they are working on a “spring update to bring in some replaying value along with a full expansion in late 2016”. There is nothing else on the topic as of right now there does not seem to be much going on at Bungie as well. Given the current situation, it would not be a surprise if we hear any delays on the supposed upcoming content if that happens, then we can kiss the Destiny player base goodbye. As of right now, many people have moved on to other games and do be honest, I do not blame them because Destiny as nothing left to do and players do not have any more reasons to play the game. To save this sinking ship, Bungie needs to act fast and act now because it might have been too late already.
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