All eyes are on Bungie right now, as it prepares the final content for its original Destiny before moving on to what is bound to be the eventual sequel later this year. But some fans are worried that support for the original game will be left behind following the eventual arrival of Destiny 2. Relax, gamers – the developer isn’t about to leave you high and dry.
Speaking with IGN, community manager David “DeeJ” Dague addressed the matter, explaining that support for the original game will continue even as the series treads into new territory. “Destiny 1 will still be there,” he noted. “So if somebody wants to have a throwback night and go back and revisit the things that they loved about Destiny, they can.”
In fact, support for the original game at a time when the sequel is just about ready to be introduced is crucial for someone like Bungie, as players that are jumping on board for the first time may actually refer back to the first Destiny in order to get filled in on stuff they miss with the story.
“If a new player were to discover this franchise and say, “I have fallen in love with the world and I want to fully understand where it all began,’ Destiny 1 will be available for them as well,” he noted.
That said, the game will see less live events as Destiny 2 creeps towards release. Bungie previously announced that the final live event for the first game, Age of Triumph, will mark a turning point for the franchise, although details on the expansion have yet to be revealed. We’ll likely know more over the next few weeks, through various livestreams and more information as the weeks go on.
But, yeah, with its huge player base (it’s still rather large despite the group of players that have already left for other games), the original Destiny still deserves the support, and we know quite a few Fireteams that love getting together and doing damage to enemies, just to see if they can do it. More power to Bungie!