dark        

Activision says that Destiny 2: Forsaken 'under-performed,' core player base hasn't reengaged

0

More DLC?

The executive saw his shadow, so it's time for [x] more months of add-ons.

Speaking on an earning's call in regards to how well their franchises have been doing, Activision COO Collister Johnson noted that Destiny 2: Forsaken has "under-performed." Noting a "lower year after year" profit (and how World of Warcraft helped them grow), Johnson explained that this happened because the "full core" has not re-engaged with the game. He says that although players think they're staying dormant but they're "hoping now is the time to work and bring players back in," which will be done by accelerating "the pace of live operations innovation."

A lot of Destiny players did dig Forsaken (myself included), but Bungie has proven time and time again that they have myriad issues holding the game down long term. They introduced more issues in the sequel, some of which they still haven't fixed, and it really took its toll on the player base over time. Their constant "we're listening, but not really" routine was old in 2014, much less four years later, and their communication efforts have resulted in numerous blunders that have soured the core. Knowing that Forsaken is "under-performing" with players that have stuck with Destiny for years but are tired with the same song and dance makes sense.

Now there's already a ton of paid DLC on the way for Destiny 2 to build on the Forsaken foundation, but they're smaller add-ons that veterans are already cautious about. If there's some super secret "re-engagement" project on the way, now would be a good time to announce it.

Activision Blizzard [Seeking Alpha]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Destiny 2   (245)   From our database:

  • One of Destiny's historically unique activities, Trials, is still on ice 'indefinitely' - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2 once again readies to host Valentine's-themed Crimson Days event - Chris Carter
  • This amazing duo just 2-manned the latest Destiny 2 raid - Chris Carter
  • Bungie reassures players that they're still on track even with Activision in the rear view - Chris Carter
  • Bungie admits they messed up an in-game hint for their recent Destiny 2 puzzle debacle, gives it out on their forums - Chris Carter
  • Players couldn't solve a Destiny 2 puzzle that unlocked more content so Bungie just unlocked it - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2's next expansion, Black Armory, is coming next week - Chris Carter
  • PSA: This weekend is your last chance to get Destiny 2 for free on PC - Chris Carter
  • Bungie is 'paying close attention' to the longer Destiny 2 console load times that were introduced in Forsaken - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Activision #destiny #PC #PS4 #shooters #Xbox One

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •