Bungie Talks About Destiny Sequels
While Destiny‘s beta is already ongoing on PlayStation 3 & 4 since yesterday, Bungie has a 10 year plan to produce more in the same universe, including sequels. Speaking with Digital Trends, Engineer Roger Wolfson explained that Destiny’s very structure has been built with possible sequels in mind.
Let’s say Destiny 2 [and] Destiny 3 are out, and we have new players joining the fun, [they] want to play those new games alongside those who have been playing Destiny from the beginning. [We want to ensure] they won’t feel like they’re four years behind. And then, if they want to, they’ll be able to go back and pick up the old content on their same character.
So we’ve done a lot of planning for how that’s going to work, to not make people feel like they have years worth of leveling up to do.
Of course, the game isn’t out yet and after the huge investment by Activision (some rumors mentioned it being close to $500 millions for both development and marketing), they’ll want to check the actual sales of the game before greenlighting a Destiny 2.
Still, it is clear that Bungie strongly believes in slowly developing the IP over a period of time; let’s hope that they also have a more practical plan for publishing new content to keep players entertained, as this is crucial with most MMO games nowadays.
Xbox fans of Destiny will be able to try the beta next week, from 23 to 27 July; while you wait, you may want to check our alpha impressions.