Destiny 2 has a new focus on narrative and story, and that will include the game’s pinnacle PvE endgame activity, the raid. According to the game’s project lead Mark Noseworthy, the raid will provide players with a sense of story, history, and teases that there’s even more in store when it comes to the topic of the new raid’s story.
In a recent interview with The Daily Star, Noseworthy discussed the lore and narrative landscape of Destiny 2, saying that the game will deliver story on multiple levels. In regards to what that means for the raid, The Daily Star asked Noseworthy if Destiny 2‘s raid would deliver as much history as fans of Destiny 1 enjoyed in the Vault of Glass, to which Noseworthy answered:
“Absolutely, yes. And we might have even more in store there, too, but we want to save some stuff for our players to discover. But there’s definitely a cool story around the Raid, and we think people will appreciate that, especially as they play it more and more.”
Although vanilla Destiny 1 was criticized for its lack of story, one of the best parts of that game was the Vault of Glass raid. It had a sense of place, history, and along with the associated Grimoire cards that provided story of the lore (outside of the game), fans started exploring the narrative surrounding the raid. In The Taken King expansion, more was added to the history of the Vault of Glass with story missions that sent players back into its depths to learn more about the original Guardians who entered the Vault of Glass in the game’s lore.
With developer Bungie’s commitment to put lore inside the game, instead of forcing players to consult Grimoire cards online, it only makes sense that the philosophy would extend into the game’s endgame PvE experience.
As always, there is not much known about the raid. Bungie says it will not release any trailers or teasers for the raid prior to its launch on September 13th at 10 a.m. Pacific. However, due to some leaks about the game, the name of the raid has been revealed.
Destiny 2 releases on September 6, 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One, and on October 24, 2017 for PC.
Source: The Daily Star