Now that Destiny 2 has been officially announced, gamers are anxiously looking forward to the highly-anticipated sequel to Destiny. But that doesn’t mean Bungie will be ditching the original title by the wayside. On the contrary, the developer announced this week that it will continue to support Destiny for a while longer, even after Destiny 2 is released.
Bungie community manager David “DeeJ” Dague revealed to GamesRadar that “Destiny 1 is still a game that will be there for players,” and that the team will continue to support Destiny for some time. While DeeJ didn’t provide a timeline, he did make sure gamers know the team still believes in Destiny 1. DeeJ said:
"We've planned to support it for the foreseeable future, so while we do have a sense of finality and closure as the theme of this [Age of Triumph] event, we are by no means turning the lights off on Destiny 1.”
That’s good news considering the strong community that has been built around Destiny. Granted, much of that community will move on to Destiny 2 when it releases in September, but there are many that will want to revisit Destiny and enjoy the various activities available. There will also undoubtedly be some gamers new to the franchise who wish to pick up Destiny in preparation for Destiny 2.
We’ll note that while Bungie will continue to support Destiny, there won’t be any new content added to the game. The developer already revealed that Age of Triumph will be the last event and new content for Destiny. That said, the continued support will likely include needed bug fixes, server support, and customer service when gamers experience issues.
When it comes to Destiny 2, hopefully Bungie can meet expectations established with Destiny. With the potential for changes to gameplay and a different take on the sci-fi world, there’s a lot for gamers to look forward to. However, if Destiny 2 fails to deliver, there will be some gamers who return to Destiny 1 for their Destiny fix.
For now, gamers can continue to enjoy Age of Triumph and wait for the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal coming next month. Plus, there's a beta on the way, which will come sometime ahead of the September launch.
Destiny is available now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, and Destiny 2 is set to release September 8, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.