A little over a week after the announcement that Bungie had split from Activision and gained the publishing rights to the Destiny franchise, the company has addressed plans for the future of the sci-fi shared wold shooter. In a post on the official Bungie blog, Destiny franchise director Luke Smith outlined what the company has planned for the short and long term for the franchise. Smith also thanked Activision and collaborators High Moon Studios and Vicarious Visions for their contributions to the series.
For what Bungie has planned in the short term for Destiny, Smith assured fans that the company is continuing to produce the content that was promised for the Destiny 2 Annual Pass. According to Smith, the company learned a lot from the game’s Black Armory with plans to update the game based on that knowledge. Specifically, the company wants “beginning experiences of content drops to be a better point of convergence for the playerbase.” Smith also noted that the company set the Power requirement for the first forge in Black Armory too high, and wants to “find the line between new content that many players can play, and aspirational content for players to progress toward.”
For the long term of the series, Smith notes he sees a “bright future” for Destiny, citing that the universe Bungie created for the game and its future is “entirely in our hands.” Smith also reassured fans that the vast majority of the Bungie team is still dedicated to the series. The team is in the process of “envisioning future experiences, enemies, and ways to play the Guardian you’ve been building since 2014.”
It will be interesting to see where Bungie takes the series next. It is currently unknown if the company has plans for a potential Destiny 3 or other entries in the series. Last year, Bungie did receive a substantial investment from Chinese company NetEase to expand to become a multiple-franchise studio.