Destiny 2 Devs Defend Forsaken Following Activision’s “Disappointment”
Since Destiny 2: Forsaken’s release back in September, many of the game’s veterans flocked back to the MMO, while newcomers came to test the waters and see what the Bungie developed title had to offer. While player reception has for the most part been positive, publisher Activision has reportedly been disappointed over the expansion’s sales. Now, one Bungie staff member has responded to the criticism leveled against the latest Destiny 2 expansion.
In a recent earnings call, Activision revealed that the expansion had failed to “re-engage” the “core” fans of Destiny 2, which resulted in its “underperformance against our expectations to date.” Bungie employee Luke Smith took to Twitter to respond to Activision’s statement, telling both the publisher and fans alike what the developer’s intent was when creating Forsaken. Check it out below:
We are not disappointed with Forsaken. We set out to build a game that Destiny players would love, and at Bungie, we love it too.
Building Destiny for players who love it is and will remain our focus going forward.
— Luke Smith (@thislukesmith) November 10, 2018
“We are not disappointed with Forsaken,” Smith begins. “We set out to build a game that Destiny players would love, and at Bungie, we love it too. Building Destiny for players who love it is and will remain our focus going forward.” Many fans would agree that Forsaken was a labor of love, infused with emotion due in no small part to the passing of Cayde-6, whose death kicks off the expansion and pushes the Guardians to seek justice for their fallen comrade. While Activision may only be focused on the numbers, Bungie is instead focusing on what the expansion brings to the MMO that many players worldwide call “home,” and that certainly isn’t a bad thing.
Destiny 2: Forsaken is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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