Ever since Bungie Day was conceived, fans have always hoped for the day to bring with it surprise reveals and crazy announcements. After all, why else would a game studio create its own holiday? With The Taken King expansion coming soon for Destiny, it’s understandable that Bungie enthusiasts would expect an announcement about the expansion to come on Bungie Day.
Unfortunately for Destiny fans, that doesn’t appear to be the case at all. Speaking to fans on Twitter, Bungie developer Eric Osborne has looked to keep expectations in check. He said that Bungie Day is “not a big reveal day,” and that fans should “set expectations accordingly.”
For the unfamiliar, Bungie Day is a holiday created by Bungie that takes place every year on July 7th. Due to its unique status as a holiday for a video game developer, fans have come to expect the event to bring with it surprising announcements or big news, but this is rarely the case. In fact, before the game was revealed, even Destiny was rumored for a Bungie Day reveal, only for Bungie themselves to step in and deny the claims. Ultimately, it’s better for Bungie to lower expectations right off the bat instead of having fans wait all day for big news that is never going to come.
While some fans may have hoped for more news on The Taken King expansion for Destiny to come during Bungie Day, it’s not like they’ve been deprived of information lately. After all, a gameplay trailer for The Taken King was one of the major moments during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference, and since its E3 reveal, Bungie has divulged plenty more about the expansion. For example, The Taken King will introduce new class items with stat boosts, as well as new subclass abilities and perks.
Furthermore, The Taken King will introduce two brand new versus multiplayer components to the Destiny experience with the Rift and Mayhem modes. The expansion is meant to mark the end of the first year of Destiny content, and kick off the game’s second year. It is shaping up to deliver nearly as much content as the base game of Destiny itself, and should definitely keep fans busy until the other second year expansions drop.
In the meantime, with its release in just a few months, fans can expect news on The Taken King to come sooner rather than later, even if it’s not necessarily on Bungie Day. Usually Destiny is featured prominently during Sony gaming press conferences, but with Sony skipping Gamescom in favor of Paris Games Week in October, Bungie will likely have to look to other avenues for additional Taken King reveals in the coming months.
How do you feel about the lack of big news for The Taken King on Bungie Day?
Destiny is currently available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The Taken King expansion for the game will be available on September 15th of this year.