Destiny 2 is free for a limited time, with Activision COO and president Coddy Johnson pointing towards the game’s commercial ‘underperformance’ as being the main reason for the move. He claimed the reason why people were not buying the Destiny 2: Forsaken DLC was that they did not want to pay for the base game and then pay again for the expansion on top.
Luke Smith, Destiny 2’s director, touched on the matter in a recent tweet, making it clear that developer Bungie did not necessarily share its publisher’s opinion:
“We are not disappointed with Forsaken. We set out to build a game that Destiny players would love, and at Bungie, we love it too. Building Destiny for players who love it is and will remain our focus going forward.”
I will be the first to admit that Destiny 2’s first two expansions were not up to the mark, but Forsaken offers everything that the fans asked for. Bungie happens to be one of the developers that actually listen to the fans, and this is something that everyone can appreciate.
Forsaken provided a great story, which motivated players to come back. Prior to the expansion, Destiny 2 was little more than a dead game. Forsaken has revived the title, not only by offering a twist in the story but by adding all kinds of new content and activities as well. Bungie does not need to be disappointed with what they have made.