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E3 2016: Rise of Iron is preparing to the long future of Destiny

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I haven’t played Destiny in a long, long time, but I know that Bungie’s shooter-MMO is still going strong with a large, dedicated user base hungry for more content. Rise of Iron is the next substantial expansion for the online title, bringing with it a host of content that will hopefully sustain the game until the supposed sequel being worked on. It’s an important content package for the game, because it’s going to set the tone for what could decide the franchise’s future.

At least, that’s the impression I got speaking to the game director behind Rise of Iron, Christopher Barrett, at E3 last week. Barrett spoke a lot about how Rise of Iron is both learning from the massive success that was The Taken King, by incorporating a lot of the story elements that made the adventure far more engaging for lore hungry players. Rise of Iron is aiming to deliver a tale just as compelling, and one that could take Destiny forward narratively towards a bigger sequel.

Rise of Iron also changes things up thematically in terms of setting, even though it’s taking players back to Earth. It’s been a while since you’ve probably set foot there, and Rise of Iron wants to make that very clear. Visiting Russia, for example, will reveal a different landscape than you’re used to – with an emphasis on the harshness of snowy blizzards changing the landscape in more ways than one. It also breathes life into the more coat like armour choices you’ll have, which certainly look stylish.

Outside of that, Rise of Iron really is about delivering for the thousands of fans that have helped keep Destiny alive over the past few months, which is why Bungie is bringing back some fan favourite weapons and listening directly to feedback when crafting their game. Barrett was mum about how this expansion links up directly to the future that Bungie is planning for Destiny, but it’s probably safe to assume that this is the last big push before a massive numbered sequel. It’s out this September.

Last Updated: June 22, 2016

11 Comments

  1. People spend more time on Earth in Destiny than in COD:IW. I thought we would get to explore Saturn by now, meet new alien life and spread democracy.

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    • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

      June 22, 2016 at 13:13

      Saturn is great to get Orokin cells

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 22, 2016 at 13:16

        Maybe it’s better that us Guardians stay away from Saturn, once we’re done with the place you’ll only find corpses and bullet casings there

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        • Ir0nseraph

          June 22, 2016 at 13:19

          Looking forward to Rise of Iron, but keeping my expectations low, I guess 4 hours story, grinding , strike, Raid 20 to 30 hours all and all, R500 bucks thanks for coming.

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 22, 2016 at 13:24

            Destiny 2 will probably cost us R10K in the end

          • Ir0nseraph

            June 22, 2016 at 13:27

            Now now , divide that by 2, share friend 😛

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 22, 2016 at 13:33

            XD

        • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

          June 22, 2016 at 13:22

          You mean more than we’ve already left there? SO MANY GRINEER DIE ON SATURN EACH DAY!!!

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 22, 2016 at 13:23

            Yet you can’t finish the job?
            😛

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 22, 2016 at 13:27

            Magnificent, they keep on cloning the suckers, and we keep on killing them, its the circle of life death

  2. lainb0t23

    June 23, 2016 at 20:10

    I’ll be buying it, after sinking 2500 hours into Destiny, I guess I can spare another $20 (it better not f***ing cost more than that)

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