Following a Destiny 2 content leak at a recent creator summit, developer Bungie has put its foot down, promising to get tougher in the future. A high-profile Destiny 2 streamer and YouTuber, Ekuegan, has reportedly been accused by the company of leaking information pertaining to the Bungie Community Summit in a private Discord server, a version of events that the content creator vehemently denies.
On Twitter, Bungie addressed the situation:
Ekuegan is held in some esteem within the community for the notable feat of having run over 6000 Grandmaster Nightfalls, a particularly punishing form of PVE content requiring a high level of skill. He has previously attended three other creator summits at Bungies' invitation. He maintains he was not the leaker and was, in fact, framed by a Discord user known to have disseminated the leaked information, which pertains to the title's next season of content.
Speaking to Forbes, Ekuegan was consistent in maintaining the "why" of it all, explaining: "I'm in so many NDAs [at the moment], why would I breach any? It's part of the job. I spent 14,000 hours on this game, multiple hours helping people in Grandmasters.”
It's an unfortunate situation, but one which Bungie, at least, considers closed. Community manager Liana Ruppert put to words the toll this kind of thing can take on developers:
What do you think about this whole scenario? Is allowing the community behind the curtain part of the problem, or the right way to build a better game? Let us know in the comments section below.
[source twitter.com, via twitter.com, eurogamer.net]
14000 hours??? That game is boring after 2 hours...
Anyway, it is always painful when it comes to distrust, but they are working with people. ...and people NEVER can be trusted!
I just wonder why they do so much about it, while other developers spoils almost everything before release, so there is no need to buy and play it.
I for one think it's cool when a developer shows intrest in knowing what the community might think for a future update.
Granted, if it's just try hards then its a nope for me, just look at the current state of COD and the teasing the ones who got to see season 3 content and changes.
They were hyping it to no end only for it to be a bad update.
Anyway, sucks for this guy but it seems Bungie have evidence so he's out of luck, shame for the others who are going to have a tough time getting into these discussions.
@RawnDawn Doesn't suck for the guy who leaked it; he's just a spoiled influencer getting his due.
It sucks for the devs and other people putting their heart into creating this game, only to have some brat spoil months of their work in advance.
@djlard Other developers could learn from this i personally hate spoilers in trailers. I mostly don't watch them anymore its fun to play a game and have things that are a surprise.
Sometimes clout and attention can lead to hubris. Sucks for bungie. If I'm them I'm making sure to never interact with this individual ever again.
I saw some of those leaks. They weren't exactly "spoilers". The ones I saw were about changes to certain systems like character levelling and such. I think those kinds of discussions should be opened to the entire gaming community and not just a select few who spend 14k hrs on the game. DE have an open community with warframe and It's really great how they interact with their entire player base.
@djlard probably not boring if you have a crew to play with frequently
@Shad361 I rather spend time with friends in life, not in digital world.
@Flaming_Kaiser I don't watch game videos at all unless some game interests me and I want to know which mechanics it uses.
@djlard the older you get the harder that is, everything is doing their own thing. Some move, some have kids, some work too much etc.
Playing online is 10x more convenient.
@Shad361 Offline is way easier for me no annoying stuff just the game. Nothing will ever bring back the feeling I had with the PS1 and SNES.
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