Bungie has managed to gather a wide player base for their Destiny video game release, but as the development team moves forward with an upcoming sequel, we may see an even bigger attempt to gather an even wider audience. Through an official development post that was released today, we know now that the way Bungie is going about gathering new players is by starting over for both new players and veterans.
There’s no doubt that plenty of gamers online have sunk countless hours into Destiny. From gathering specific loot to completing endless quests, it will come as quite the bummer for these select gamers to learn their accomplishments will ultimately mean nothing when it comes to the sequel.
“Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more. This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player’s best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward. They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1.”
Though it seems that the development team has opted to not carry over levels and content unlocked or gained through your journey in Destiny, the sequel will apparently honor players for their accomplishments. Just how players will be honored remains to be seen, but at the very least, you’ll still have access to your created character.
“We know that, just like us, you have grown fond of the Guardians you’ve created, so we do plan to preserve your character personalization. We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you’ve shown for this world. Specifically, the class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission will carry forward. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.”
Destiny 2 is slated to launch at the end of this year, but that doesn’t mean Destiny will be not met with new content. A new DLC known as Age of Triumph will be launching at the end of this month where Bungie will be unveiling more information later this coming week.