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Destiny 3 is in development with a focus on RPG mechanics and 'hardcore' gameplay, rumor...

By Polycount ยท 6 replies
Oct 23, 2018
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  1. Destiny, as a franchise, has had a pretty rocky past. Players have complained about everything from the original Destiny's storytelling and lack of content on release to Destiny 2's controversial microtransactions.

    However, both games have improved considerably over time, and it's clear the developers have learned from their past mistakes. Friends who once told me to avoid Destiny 2 like the plague now recommend it wholeheartedly (with a few caveats), and that's a sentiment you can see echoed throughout the gaming community.

    Indeed, the Destiny 2 we know and love (or hate) today maintains a strong core player base, and the title's many updates and DLC packs seem to be keeping players fairly happy.

    Despite Destiny 2's current success, it sounds like the game's lifecycle might be finished in the coming years. According to information posted by well-known Destiny leaker AnonTheNine, a third entry into the franchise is already in the works. Not much is known about the game as of writing, but Anon has provided us with a few interesting tidbits about the game through Reddit.

    For starters, the game will take place on Europa, a location only ever hinted at in previous Destiny titles. Furthermore, Anon said that development of the game is "starting right now," with Bungie Game Director Chris Barrett at the helm. Luke Smith, who is widely thought to be the reason Destiny 1 became the solid game it is today, will also reportedly be working on the title in a "big role."

    If Anon is to be believed, Destiny 3 will also feature "balls out" RPG mechanics, which will be much more "hardcore" than previous entries in the franchise. "If D3 will really have the idea they want to implement, trust me, a lot of Guardians who play 2 hours per week will abandon the game," Anon writes in one Reddit post. He adds that the game will feature a territorial control "PvPvE" mode that promotes cooperation and true combat as opposed to players "griefing the heck out of people."

    While you should certainly take this information with a grain of salt, according to PC Gamer -- and confirmed by myself -- AnonTheNine has a pretty solid track record when it comes to Destiny-related leaks.

    Game development is a tricky process, though, so even if Anon's leaked Destiny 3 information is accurate, it's possible Bungie may decide to shift the game's focus as development forges on. At any rate, if we're going to learn anything official about the game, it'll probably be at E3 2019 or 2020, so we have quite a wait ahead of us.

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,664   +424

    Do items and characters carry over to the next version?
  3. Jamibi

    Jamibi TS Enthusiast Posts: 57   +15

    I'm not sure they'll be able to fool me again. They seemed to learn nothing from Destiny 1 with Destiny 2.

    I haven't even bothered with Forsaken after them releasing a second season pass. I bought the first season pass and didn't even bother with the second DLC.

    It's a pity as Destiny 1 was one of my favourite games ever while it lasted!
  4. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,836   +1,345

    See people who bought the first two get screwed over for the third time in a row. It takes a certain amount of stupidity to do it.
  5. cuerdc

    cuerdc TS Booster Posts: 177   +41

    Given up on destiny along with friends had it's day now just expect too much money just to stay in the game. Big shame.
  6. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Maniac Posts: 365   +227

    I highly doubt this would be the case. My Destiny 1 character did not get transferred to Destiny 2. Either way, Destiny 2 isn't worth it still, in my opinion. It's a huge grind and the gameplay is just very repetitive. The story has never been compelling enough for me to care about it. The devs want to release DLC that has very little content. Forsaken is decent when comparing it to previous DLCs, but honestly the only thing I enjoyed from Forsaken was Gambit. There is still no matchmaking support for most end game content. The only way to play endgame content such as Nightfalls or Raids, you need to know people who play the game or use their horribly designed Destiny 2 Companion app to try to find someone to run something. It's just not user friendly. I've lost faith in Bungie as a company to design a good game after Halo. I understand Destiny does appeal to some, but it's a slap in the face for most.
  7. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,912   +697

    Having got the base game and first two expansions for free with purchase of a graphics card I considered it terrific value and enjoyed playing through that part of the game. Then Forsaken came out and it felt pointless to play the game without buying the newer content as everyone was quickly leveling up. I had no issue buying it seeing as I had no money invested in the game as of yet. Having reached the new level cap the game has turned into a bit of a grind, as is the nature of Destiny, however there's still a lot of different things to do to keep you busy, and content I have yet to be able to do as I don't have a huge amount of time to invest to get up to the required gear score.

    I don't see myself buying Destiny 3 unless heavily discounted or including the first year of DLC for the price of a regular game.

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