Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Bungie wants to improve the New Light experience after Destiny 2 The Final Shape

The current story of Destiny 2 delves deeper into the Light versus Dark saga, as the Guardians began harnessing the power of Darkness at the beginning of Year 4. With almost half of The Witch Queen’s seasonal content in it, it’s safe to say that Bungie is gearing up for their favorite IP for a dramatic ending to the first saga.

However, one of Destiny 2’s weakest points in its current state is how it tells the story to any new or returning players. While Bungie may have seasonally mastered the art of storytelling, the New Light experience still lacks things much more than that.

Earlier this week, in Game Maker’s Notebook podcast, Bungie’s executive creative director, Luke Smith, shed some light on the New Light experience and what the company plans for the future.

Luke Smith on Destiny 2’s New Light and Post Light vs. Dark Saga

To fully support a huge live service game like Destiny 2, there are clearly a few things that could be controversial in the long run and DCV or Destiny Content Vault is one of them. On one hand, this can be incredibly beneficial for upcoming in-game content, while on the other, it tends to be despised by the playerbase.

Maintaining a balance between the two is the goal of every company, especially Bungie, which is known for being very transparent with their community. In a chat with the AIAS’s Game Maker’s Notebook podcast, Luke talked about how they’ll be “re-lighting the engines” to welcome players both new and old.

Luke said:

I think when we look at this arc, we call it the end of the Light vs. Dark saga, we’re going to do that kind of re-lighting of the engines to make people feel welcome.

He further added:

I think we’ll have to continue to figure out how to slope the floor for those coming back in-universe, and what Bungie can do to help him.

With everything going on in the Destiny universe, it’s safe to say that the world around players has been evolving for almost eight years. So, anyone jumping into Destiny 2 for the first time will be extremely overwhelmed with all the lore, activities, weapons, subclasses, and more.

Luke Smith also acknowledged the YouTube channels helping the community get updated with the story. He added:

Sure there are things like watching YouTubers’ story summaries so far, but we shouldn’t expect our players to do the same. Those service provided by YouTubers are awesome.

With Destiny 2 Lightfall only two expansions away, Bungie has confirmed the Year 6 expansion as well as a legendary campaign.

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