Destiny developers Bungie have caused controversy this week for defending the steep price of the game's latest expansion, The Taken King.
The game, which does not yet have a price in New Zealand, will cost US gamers $40 (approx. $58 in NZ) when it releases in September. The price of many full games stands at $60 ($87 in NZ), leading many to react with displeasure. To add to the controversy, the expansion will release alongside The Digital Collector's Edition that bundles all previously released content and The Taken King, while also including some other goodies as exclusive content.
To alleviate fan outrage, Creative Director Luke Smith took to the Bungie website to make announcements for long time fans. The previously exclusive content from bundle would become available as DLC. Additionally, to thank long time players, anyone with a Light Level 30 Guardian will receive some truly exclusive content to reflect their achievements.
The Taken King does not currently have a price for pre-orders in New Zealand on either the Playstation Store or the Xbox Live Marketplace. The Digital Collector's Edition, which bundles the base game, DLC, and The Taken King is currently listed at $129.99 for all systems. Both of the game's previous expansions run for $27.50 on Playstation, and $27.95 on Xbox.
The Taken King is due to release for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 on the 15th of September 2015.