Destiny 2 Devs React To Space Force Guardians Announcement
There are a lot of names for military personnel, such as Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and more. However, the United States unveiled another new branch of the military called Space Force back in 2018, much to the delight and ridicule of the internet. This past week, the cosmic arm of the Air Force entered memedom once again, following an announcement from Vice President Mike Pence that members of the Space Force will henceforth be known as “Guardians.” The big reveal inspired an epic field day across the internet and has even prompted a humorous response from Destiny 2 developers at Bungie.
As the heroes from Destiny 2 are also called Guardians, this led to quite the reaction from those familiar with the franchise. Bungie CEO Pete Parsons firstly responded to the Guardians announcement on Twitter, sharing a video of the opening cinematic from the original Destiny. As fans may recall, the footage features a spaceship landing on Mars and depicts three astronauts trekking across the rocky red dirt and discovering the series’ looming Traveller artifact. In addition, several other Bungie members also shared responses to the announcement, with posts ranging from laughter to disbelief. The official Destiny 2 account was also one to chime in, naturally claiming this turn of events was the work of “destiny” all along.
— pete parsons (@pparsons) December 19, 2020
This can’t be real https://t.co/lOcRsBUcBf
— dmg04 (@A_dmg04) December 18, 2020
On the upside, we get a few hundred years of Golden Age before it all goes south.
— Brendan Thorne (@bthorne) December 18, 2020
Almost as if it’s our Destiny. https://t.co/2KjAJSppPd
— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) December 18, 2020
Though “Guardians” are pretty synonymous with the Destiny series, it appears the government was actually inspired by history rather than the realm of video games. The 1983 Air Force Space Command was said to have used the command motto “Guardians of the High Frontier,” a phrase that now appears to be carrying forward in the Space Force. The new military branch isn’t exactly the same idea as the ones within Destiny, but it’s almost poetic an armed force now exists with the goals of protecting humanity’s interests in space even if it’s only for the United States.
The name Guardians connects our proud heritage and culture to the important mission we execute 24/7, protecting the people and interest of the U.S. and its allies.
— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) December 18, 2020
Destiny 2 is currently available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5. While it is highly unlikely, perhaps humanity may now make some sort of new alien discovery similar to that of Destiny or maybe even establish a Galactic Council similar to the Mass Effect franchise. The United States Space Force and the idea of referring to its servicemen as Guardians does feel a bit like a meme, but at this point, it doesn’t seem like there’s any turning back. Let us know your thoughts on the Space Force’s Guardians and Bungie’s response in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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