Xboss on Future Console Gaming, Says Destiny 2 Will Be Similar to World of Warcraft
Project Scorpio’s hardware specifications arrived last week and Microsoft has continued to openly discuss the upcoming console, even with the major reveal slated for E3 in June. In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Xbox head Phil Spencer discussed future console gaming and what exactly that would look like for upcoming projects like Destiny 2.
Future console gaming will span generations, according to Spencer. Allowing players to continue to thrive in created worlds for long periods of time similar to what can be seen in MMO’s like World of Warcraft or even first person shooters like Call of Duty. These franchises are constantly bringing new content to the players in order to maintain interest in the respective communities. He believes that even upcoming games like Destiny 2 will have a large lifespan and will be a major step towards this expansiveness:
Destiny 2‘s gonna be one of these games that I expect five, six, seven years from now, people are still going to be playing that game. It’s going to be a little bit like WoW. Which you know, whatever its been, 10 years later, 15 years later, millions of people play the game.
Console games these days are becoming more of a service, similar to PC or mobile gaming. There is a much stronger need for longevity in games than seen in previous generations. From a developers standpoint, it would then make sense to begin building more games that have the ability to introduce new content to keep giving players fresh experiences and expand their lifespans. This would come in the form of updates, new missions, and events regularly filling the game world with things to do.
Today, if I look at the top ten games that people are playing on Xbox One (and I do that every day) a lot of those games are games that have been around for years. I can pick something, obviously I can pick something like Minecraft, but that’s a little bit cliche at this point. But pick something like GTA V. GTA V is a game that’s been out there forever, a massive success, and still incredibly powerful on our platform, in terms of what people are playing as they continue to play it.
As a development platform, Spencer hopes to create new tools for developers to use to keep their games up to date. Destiny 2 seems to be a perfect example of what the future may hold. The first Destiny title had quite a few times where new content release was in a lull but the game lasted quite a while, despite initial lackluster reception from players. Only time will tell if the second title will be able to help guide future console gaming down this path of longevity.
Is it possible that that games like Destiny 2 could live over the course of multiple years? A Twitch live stream will occur on May 18th for the game to show players more. Perhaps then fans can get a better idea of how long Destiny 2 could last. Let us know what you think about what the Xboss had to say in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage for all things gaming and entertainment.
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