Fans of Bungie studios’ 2014 game Destiny have been looking forward to the rumored sequel for a while. While the sequel has yet to actually have any major details and specifics shared publicly, the team at Bungie have made public, on their official blog and via a NeoGaf thread, that the final live event for the original Destiny game will occur later this month and is called Age of Triumph. The announcement of the event was also accompanied by some possibly upsetting news regarding progress carry-over from Destiny to its sequel.
According to Bungie, the sequel to Destiny will allow a player to bring with them their character, but none of their progress, items, or experience. Essentially, players will be able to carry nothing but their character’s aesthetic, and Bungie explains their reasoning for making this decision. They write:
“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.
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.”
The team continues, writing that they believe this is the “best path forward” and offers the opportunity for them as developers to “introduce the major advancements and improvements” that sequels traditionally carry with them. They finish, saying that they will share more details in the coming future.
While it may not be the best way to handle making a sequel in some players’ eyes, not carrying anything over from the original does indeed allow for the kind of major improvements and changes that players love to see in sequels. As we learn more about Destiny’s sequel, we’ll keep you update. Until then, stay tuned to Rectify Gaming for the latest.