Since it’s release back in November last year, Destiny has had 3 official DLC expansions, one being much bigger than the others, this one obviously is, The Taken King.
The Taken King in a way, offered Bungie a sort of fresh restart on the game, an opportunity to push things in a more desirable direction, so to speak. Since the launch of The Taken King, players in general have felt much more satisfied with the game, with a much improved story arch, a more approachable option to level up and attain gear, micro transactions for those who like little extra perks, and more.
With that said, it’s no surprise that Bungie is looking to alternatives to add to the game without all out throwing on additional expansions to the title. During PSX this past weekend, we received official word from Bungie that an in-game, “Sparrow Racing” event was to begin taking place this week, it has now officially kicked off. It seems the company will be much more focused on providing events like these as we move into and through 2016, rather than releasing DLC expansions every now and then.
Derek Carroll of Bungie recently stated in an interview with Eurogamer –
“With Taken King we are moving to a more event-based model – things like Festival of the Lost and Sparrow racing, which is our winter event, and then smaller events such as Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris every weekend,”
Personally, I feel like this is a very smart choice by Bungie. With many players being quite upset with the need to pay for additional content as it becomes available, on-top of the already spent $60 on the base game, it makes things much more accessible to both newcomers and veterans alike.
Rumors have been stirring up for some time now that Bungie is preparing to announce and release Destiny 2 in 2016. Destiny 2, could be the true reason why we won’t be seeing any new DLC expansions for some time, as the company really needs to make sure the title is successful in order to keep Destiny going, especially for the 10 years they have stated they will be supporting the game for.