Destiny 2 Devs Hope Players ‘Complain about How Much Story’ There Is

Destiny 2 Devs Hope Players ‘Complain about How Much Story’ There Is

Whether you played Destiny religiously, or only came back for the expansions, there was one common criticism: the lack of a cohesive story. The majority of the game’s world-building and storytelling was relegated to flavour-text on weapons, and tidbits on an external website. Bungie is confident that Destiny 2 won’t be the same.

"Destiny 1 in a way was foundational," cinematic lead Matthew Ward shared with IGN (via GameSpot). "It was meant to set up the world and ask a lot of questions, but not necessarily deliver too many answers. But leave enough out there for us to build upon."

"We're learning from and listening to all the feedback we got on Destiny 1, and we're applying it," he continued. "I hope people complain about how much story we have. That'd be the Reddit thread I'd like to read.”

Narrative lead Jason Harris added that Bungie has spent a lot of time world-building, and that they are now “ready to tell stories in this world. Big, expansive, cinematic stories.”

"I think players are ultimately going to see a wide variety of story channels, an eclectic number of outlets to see story infused throughout the game; top to bottom, soup to nuts. There is story everywhere," he said.

Destiny 2 is set to release on console on September 6, with the PC version to hit later in October. The open beta will run on consoles from July 21 through 23. If you’re pre-ordered the game on PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll get early access to the beta on either July 19 or 20 respectively.



 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 2:11 PM
7
wut.

"we hope people complain about how much story there is"

wut. If they are complaining its because its bad and incoherent.

WHY IS THAT A GOAL?
 
 
 
Posted by birdman
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 3:24 PM
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13 July 2017, 02:11 PM Reply to ChieftaiNZ
wut.

"we hope people complain about how much story there is"

wut. If they are complaining its because its bad and incoherent.

WHY IS THAT A GOAL?
Agreed, I'm just shaking my head and cringing at that comment at the same time.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 3:53 PM
7
Destiny has enough toxic people on the interwebs that they'll complain alright dont you worry Bungie lol, If it isnt the story it'll be a million other things, then you'll scamper and nerf this and that. Or it will be the poor souls that still feel burnt from your first effort that will complain even if they dont have the game.
As for the story, anything will be an upgrade from the first one... people may complain not of quantity but quality though, Im not holding my breath on it being epic.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 4:58 PM
1
13 July 2017, 03:53 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
Destiny has enough toxic people on the interwebs that they'll complain alright dont you worry Bungie lol, If it isnt the story it'll be a million other things, then you'll scamper and nerf this and that. Or it will be the poor souls that still feel burnt from your first effort that will complain even if they dont have the game.
As for the story, anything will be an upgrade from the first one... people may complain not of quantity but quality though, Im not holding my breath on it being epic.
Well they did deserve all the toxicity, releasing a game with barely any content.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 5:11 PM
3
13 July 2017, 04:58 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
Well they did deserve all the toxicity, releasing a game with barely any content.
People get 1000 hours out of the game and they aren't happy and not enough content lol.
I thought there was enough content, but the story and quality of the content was a bit poor, and the feeling it was cut up purposefully to put into DLC. People pay the same price for a game for a 10 hour campaign, it comes down to overhype and expectation.
It'll be interesting to see how the PC gamers add to it with D2. That'll triple the complainers...
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 7:35 PM
-2
13 July 2017, 05:11 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
People get 1000 hours out of the game and they aren't happy and not enough content lol.
I thought there was enough content, but the story and quality of the content was a bit poor, and the feeling it was cut up purposefully to put into DLC. People pay the same price for a game for a 10 hour campaign, it comes down to overhype and expectation.
It'll be interesting to see how the PC gamers add to it with D2. That'll triple the complainers...
no surprise it was one of the like 5 games that were on the consoles at the time.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 7:37 PM
2
13 July 2017, 05:11 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
People get 1000 hours out of the game and they aren't happy and not enough content lol.
I thought there was enough content, but the story and quality of the content was a bit poor, and the feeling it was cut up purposefully to put into DLC. People pay the same price for a game for a 10 hour campaign, it comes down to overhype and expectation.
It'll be interesting to see how the PC gamers add to it with D2. That'll triple the complainers...
The biggest complaint might be that it doesn't run on 240 fps, or no triple monitor support,

Jokes aside it will be the lack of dedicated servers that will piss everyone off.
 
 
 
Posted by ReaperCrew
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 9:39 AM
2
"complain about how much story"... well it was supposed to be a 10 year plan, so I would hope there is some story in there. I just wonder how much of it will be in the base game and how much they will push out to DLC and beyond.
 
 
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 10:00 AM
6
Where are the dedicated servers Bungie? Why aren't you listening to those complaints?
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 11:45 AM
3
I hope there's some memorable characters out in the world. Story doesn't matter much if there aren't characters involved that you care about or have any emotional response to.
 
 
 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 12:54 PM
3
14 July 2017, 10:00 AM Reply to Outlaw213
Where are the dedicated servers Bungie? Why aren't you listening to those complaints?
Destiny 3 - "We hope players complain about how many dedicated servers there are!"