Well, after numerous reports – mainly leaked – and delays, it seems we may have another Destiny in our hands soon. During an investor call last night, publisher Activision spoke out about the upcoming sequel to 2014’s hit.
The title is looking to improve story and characters specifically – but will also be as accomodating as possible to new players. Eric Hirshberg, Activision executive, stated that while it will welcome fresh players, it won’t alienate existing fans. “The cornerstone of that is a great cinematic story, that’s been a real focus with a great cast of memorable, relatable characters.”
If it succeeds, it will be a marked improvement on the original – which was heavily criticised in its storytelling department. You can already see evidence of what to expect in how Destiny 2 delivers its narrative in the expansion to the original, The Taken King. Many found the expansion to have a more focused and cohesive story, lucky, since the team behind it is the one heading up development on this year’s sequel.
Overall, Bungie are looking to “make it more accessible to someone who just wants to have a great more casual first-person action experience.” Take that as you will.
Hirshberg avoided commenting on the many rumours circulating about the sequel. Namely, a large batch of information leaked last September by Kotaku. They described how Destiny 2 was originally set to release last September but faced a large delay, that the sequel will arrive on PC and, contrary to original plans, characters won’t carry over from the original.
So, if Destiny 2 does arrive this year, are you looking to be picking it up? Or did the original disappoint too much?