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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Delayed Until November

Destiny 2 will not be getting its DLC this September as Bungie make the hard decision to delay its release. Instead, the update will hit our screens on November 10th. And that’s if no further problems arise in the meantime. Those in the know online state that this is the first time the developer has missed its, which is a shame. But given the current circumstances, I guess it can be excused.

The major problem for teams worldwide has been in the cooperative nature of development, whereby one person’s work is influenced by and dependent heavily on another’s. Obviously, most positions can complete their work from home. But when everyone is working in a different geographical location, under differing circumstances, even routine tasks become complicated. Therefore, things fail to meet their deadlines and there’s a knock on effect throughout. Just like tumbling dominos, if you like.

This is a simplified reasoning behind Bungie’s decision, as they state the expansion hasn’t yet met the high standards that are set upon them by the community. That admission comes despite them adapting to this new reality, which goes to show just how complicated a game or add on is to make – especially when a COVID shaped spanner is thrown into the works.

They stated:

As always, our goal is to make the coolest, most entertaining expansion we can possibly make for our fans. To that end, we are doing what’s best for the game and moving the launch date.  
The past few months have been a challenge and will continue to be during this pandemic. We’ve learned to create together in a new way, by having to work apart from one another. Despite these hurdles, we’re still committed to the same level of quality that our fans expect.  

Consequently, November is starting to bulge at the seems – what with the next Assassin’s Creed and Cyberpunk 2077, too. Whether they will affect Destiny 2 and its user base is unknown at this time. But with the new console also being just around the corner from this period, money might come into consideration. The question is, who will suffer as a consequence?


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