Player sentiment surrounding Destiny 2 has never been worse, a new IGN report claims. As part of an article detailing the unfortunate round of layoffs at developer Bungie, it is suggested players are looking elsewhere off the back of the game's disappointing Lightfall expansion and follow-up seasons. Sources speaking to the outlet claim this issue had been flagged to management months before this week's layoffs, with employees begging for positive changes.
Whether it's a result of the layoffs or not isn't clear, but it's now widely suggested Destiny 2's next DLC, The Final Shape, has been delayed out of its confirmed February 2024 release window to June, while Marathon has been internally pushed back to 2025. The Final Shape was getting a good — but not great — response during internal testing, so this delay is designed to give the team more time to improve the expansion.
Sony bought Bungie for $3.6 billion last year, predominantly based on its experience and knowledge in the live-service space as the firm plans to enter the sector with Fairgame$ and Concord. The two companies created an SIE Live Service Centre of Excellence, but fast forward 12 months and Bungie is letting go of nearly 100 staff members and missing revenue projections by 45 per cent. How do you react to this? Share your thoughts in the comments below.