Today we were meant to be getting the third and final livestream for Destiny 2’s first DLC, Curse of Osiris. However, in place of the promised gameplay footage we will instead be getting a blog post as Bungie attempt to address the elephant in the room that is the game’s let downs.
The typed statement will focus upon, what they call, “higher priority information”. We can only assume that this refers to the recently discovered XP scaling that was at play. For our readers who have no clue what we’re talking about, it is basically a crutch within the game that reduced your progress in the XP-leveling up department when you were earning points more readily. Bungie went on to acknowledge that players may not be progressing at the rate that they think they are, and later disabled the function.
However, the studio coupled this change with an increase in the number of XP needed to progress up the levels, further angering fans as it is a little like six of one and half a dozen of the other. Aye Karumba!
David “DeeJ” Dague of Bungie announced the following on the Bungie’s own forums:
“Tomorrow, we had planned to conduct the final stream prior to the launch of Curse of Osiris to show off some of the weapons and armor the expansion includes.”
“Instead, we are investing all our efforts into delivering some higher priority information about Destiny 2. You’ll hear from studio leadership about their assessment of Destiny all up, they’ll talk about our goals for the game going forward, and you’ll also learn about how we’re reacting to your feedback with some game updates that will arrive in the next few weeks.”
The promised blog post is due to hit their forum sometime tonight, UK time, or sometime today if you are in North America. In addition to the above controversy, we assume topics such as its end game and loot boxes will also be broached. After all, the community is far from happy and drawing out the process will only lead to further negative publicity. It is also unclear if a livestream will go ahead prior to the DLC’s release, though as it is due out on December 5th, we very much doubt it.
When we hear, or should that be read, anymore, we’ll let you know.
What do you think of Destiny 2? Is there anything specific you’d like to see addressed?