As seen in the Destiny 2 trailer shown during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, it seems as if Bungie is keen on providing a much more sumptuous narrative this time around for the sequel, as the footage focused primarily on the details involving the game’s Bane-like antagonist known as Ghaul, and his intentions to destroy the Guardians. Now, the studio’s Community Manager, David “DeeJ” Dague, has explained that the follow-up definitely plans to have a much larger focus on story.
While speaking to GameSpot, Dague stated that the plot for Destiny 2 is a “bigger story than players of Destiny have ever seen,” and that it actually takes place inside of the game itself. This should come as good news to fans of the initial installment who were less than enthused about having to gather an understanding of the the narrative by delving into the lore through Grimoire cards, which are accessible outside of the game through websites and apps.
According to Dague, the story in Destiny 2 will not only be more in-depth and satisfying, but also it will serve as a means to introduce lots of things for players to do within the game. By the way Dague explains it, it seems as if the plot was the foundation for the creation of Destiny 2 rather than the way it was treated in the previous entry, which was more like an afterthought.
“It’s got more story missions; it’s got more cinematics, it takes you to four strange new worlds that have different mysteries to uncover and ways to really enjoy the story inside the game. That was a huge creative pillar for us [with the sequel]. That was a goal that directed every decision that we made. You should never have to drop your controller and reach for your smartphone or open your laptop to understand the story we were telling. It will come right at you in the game. It will play out in the cutscenes that add flavor to the missions.
“It will be things that you discover in the world; and it will be the characters that you meet along the way with different types of adventures and activities that will help you understand the places you find yourself and the moments and realities that shape that player experience.”
Taking all of this into consideration, it seems as if Bungie has been attentively listening to Destiny fans about what they want from the sequel, as one of the primary complaints about the first title was its incomplete story. That said, though, it’s important to reserve judgment until the final product hits the market, for even though the science fiction shooter will finally have a tangible plot being presented within the game itself, it doesn’t mean that it will be any better or any less convoluted than the one from the original.