- Bungie has released an official statement on the recent layoffs and assures fans that Destiny 2 is in capable hands with around 650 developers still working on the game.
- The current situation has raised concerns about Destiny 2’s future, but Bungie is determined to make the upcoming Final Shape expansion an unforgettable experience that honors the game’s journey over the past ten years.
- Bungie will provide updates on Destiny 2’s short-term future, starting with an update on Season 23, and there is no mention of the Final Shape DLC being delayed despite some reports suggesting otherwise.
Bungie has issued an official statement on the future of Destiny 2, as it finds itself in the middle of a crisis. The past couple of days have been rough for Bungie as it has seemingly laid off around 100 people from its total workforce owing to the drop in Destiny 2’s popularity, which has left the fans concerned.
Currently, the Destiny 2 story is on the verge of concluding its long-running Light vs. Darkness saga with its upcoming Final Shape expansion; however, the recent events have painted a bleak picture regarding the game’s future. With the news of layoffs, unofficial reports also surfaced claiming that Bungie has delayed Destiny 2‘s The Final Shape expansion by almost 4 months, and has also pushed the release of its upcoming game, Marathon, to 2025. Now, Bungie has released a statement addressing the current situation at the studio and its plans for the time to come.
Instead of a standard This Week in Destiny post that usually contains changes and updates regarding Destiny 2, Bungie released a statement addressing the layoffs. To start off, Bungie said that this week was “one of the most difficult weeks in our studio’s history, as we’ve parted ways with people we respect and admire.” The developer then went on to acknowledge how Lightfall and the subsequent Seasons didn’t meet players’ expectations and promised that the situation is going to change. Furthermore, to reassure the fans that Destiny 2 is in capable hands despite the layoffs, it also revealed that around 650 developers are working on the game.
To us the path forward is clear: We need to make The Final Shape an unforgettable Destiny experience. We want to build something that will be regarded alongside the best games we’ve ever made – a fitting culmination that honors the journey we’ve been on together for the past ten years.
In addition to this, Bungie also assured the fans that it will provide updates regarding Destiny 2’s short-term future in the coming weeks, starting with an update on the upcoming Destiny 2 Season 23. Interestingly, there was no mention of the Final Shape DLC being delayed despite reports suggesting otherwise.
Other PlayStation studios like Naughty Dog and Visual Arts also recently found themselves in a dire situation like Bungie, which led fans to believe that Sony had a larger strategic problem. However, a report claimed that the layoffs came directly from Bungie and Sony wasn’t involved in that decision, which had fans questioning the developer’s intentions, to the point where several players started refunding their Destiny 2: The Final Shape pre-orders.
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- August 28, 2017
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- Tiger Engine
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