Destiny Exec Producer Reveals Rise Of Iron’s Time Setting; What Makes Plaguelands Unique, Its Size


Rise of Iron is just around the corner and almost every Destiny player is excited, and they have all the right to do so.

In a recent interview with PlayStation Lifestyle, Executive Producer on Destiny: Rise of Iron Scott Taylor revealed a lot of details about the upcoming expansion, which releases on September 20.

Taylor revealed the time setting for the expansion, and when exactly does these events take place in the Destiny universe.

“Time has passed. We haven’t done anything like this before as overtly, where the environment is different. It’s clearly later. It’s its own story though. It’s its own adventure focused on Saladin and the Iron Lords, so I don’t think of it that way. But it’s another side of the Destiny universe.”

He continued to talk about what Bungie did to make Plaguelands unique and different than all the other areas in the game.

“There’s new patrols, new public events in the Plaguelands. You have the new enemy type there, the Devil Splicers. They are, as Chris calls them, jerks, and they are kind of ravaging this space. The Sieva (sp?) is the technology that is behind all of this corruption, and it’s infested all of this area. There’s a bunch of neat, unique to the Plaguelands, events that I don’t want to spoil for people yet, but there’s some really neat things there. It’s going to have its own patrol node, so if you want to just patrol the Plaguelands, you can do that. You’re going to stumble upon all sorts of secrets. We did a lot of that last fall, and we’re going to continue to do that.”

Finally, he revealed its size, comparing it to Dreadnaught and saying that it’s “very different”

“It’s large. There’s a lot of new real estate. It is very different than the Dreadnaught, because the Dreadnaught was a very interior space, which was awesome. We wanted it to feel vast. So when you come out and you first witness the Plaguelands, you see this amazing skybox that shows you all of the places that you can go. I would describe it as a substantial new zone. It’s meaty. It’s nice.”

This is an exciting time for Destiny and all its players.