The state of Destiny 2: “We need to be more open,” Bungie says

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 23:09 GMT

Destiny 2 is in for a laundry list of changes, and Bungie has provided at least loose timeframes for almost all of them.

Destiny 2 has come under fire from veteran community members in the months since release, and the recent Destiny 2 XP throttling controversy only highlighted frustration with Bungie’s failure to acknowledge these complaints – let alone action them.

In response to mounting anger, Bungie cancelled a planned Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris loot parade livestream and brought us a major update on what’s coming to the game, instead – and kicked off with an admission that it needs to talk more.

“Our team has been reading feedback and working on updates to improve the game. We’ve also been reading some tough criticism about our lack of communication, and we agree we need to be more open,” game directors Luke Smith and Christopher Barrett wrote in a post on Bungie.net.

“We know it’s frustrating when there isn’t enough of a dialog with the development team. You have our commitment that we’re going to do a better job going forward.”

To that end, Bungie outlined its immediate, short-term and longterm plans for Destiny 2, which seem centred on the hardcore D1 veteran community. We’ll post those in a separate article.

“Going forward, we plan to continue this dialog as openly and frequently as possible. This will be an ongoing process, but one that we are committed to,” Bungie community manage David “Deej” Dague added at the end of the post.

“This week we’ll be publishing a new episode of the Bungie Podcast where we will sound off on the current state of Destiny 2, how we think about our communication challenges, and what it takes to update the game in the wild. You’ll be able to listen on both Apple and Android devices.

“Thank you for playing, for being passionate about the Destiny 2 experience, and for working with us as we look to continuously improve our game and studio communication.”

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