Sales for Destiny 2: Forsaken failed to meet Activision's expectations, the publisher said today on winning shot and promised investors a faster content model and new forms of monetization for the game. This happens at a time when the Destiny fanbase is happier than ever before, raising serious questions about the future of the most popular treadmill franchise on all shooter treadmills.
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These enhancements culminated with Forsaken an expansion that appeared to great acclaim in September. It's full of level-grinding and a regular stream of rewarding activities – along with cool secrets and killer endgame content – that hardcore players Destiny have made happier than ever. However, not enough copies were sold to meet Activision's expectations. "Some of our other franchise companies like Destiny are not developing as we would like," the company said at today's bid.
This news should not surprise anyone who has recently become aware – last week Activision began to award the free PC version of Destiny 2 (until November 18), a sign of weak sales the franchise. "We have not yet seen the full core of Destiny reinstated," said Activision COO Coddy Johnson, "which has resulted in an underperformance of expectations so far, with some players in 'waiting' mode If you're there, you're very committed, if not, we think it's time to bring players back. "
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The Destiny 2 micro transaction system is also relatively inconspicuous at the moment – with Activision inspiring investors with more of this sweet, sweet revenue, we should e expect this to change?
There have been tensions between Bungie and Activision since even before the first Destiny shipped, and it has long been difficult to answer the question: "Who is Destiny ?" With this new development, one must again wonder what the future of Destiny looks like.