Destiny 2’s Campaign Will Feature Audio Recordings for More Immersive Storytelling
Destiny 2 will be heading to consoles and PC on September 9th and, by the looks of things, is aiming to improve on the original in many respects. One area of the first Destiny that wasn’t too hotly received was the game’s story, which was seen by critical eyes as repetitive and lackluster, especially when compared to other open-world or shooter games. Destiny 2 seems to be making strides to remedy story concerns by offering better ways to dole out lore than the complicated Grimoire system of the past. According to IGN’s hands-on preview, editorial producer Destin Legarie reveals that alongside traditional means, some the game’s story is also told through audio recordings.
Legarie recalls a particular side-quest located on the in-game planet Nessus where players are tasked with finding recordings left behind by “early explorers” of the world. Through these found audio recordings, knowledge of the first arrivals lives and what they discovered about Nessus can be learned. This being a side mission, it may be unlikely this mission will affect Destiny 2‘s main campaign, but it does provide a good amount of much needed depth without seeming like a large info-dump.
Since Destiny 2 is still a few months away from launch, it’s still unclear how the game will handle its storytelling this time around. As players probably remember, the first game used audio recordings as a convenient way to move the narrative along between cut scenes, but did so way too often for many gamers’ tastes. As we can see through various released trailers, it looks like story may be a bit more visual this time around. Maybe.
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