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Bungie is working on making Destiny content drops arrive quicker

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I could easily wax lyrical on and off about my love of Destiny. Which is what I’m going to do right now while Mr Miyagi thanks the stars that he’s dead, because there is no escape yo. Look, I love Destiny in much the same way that my local serial killer loves teeth. When a new piece of content drops, I’m all over that in the blink of an eye. But between content drops? You can see the tumbleweeds roll on by on the sandy plains of Mars.

It’s a problem that any game faces these days when they build themselves up as a platform for future content. That in-between malaise that is occasionally dotted by smaller content drops. Destiny has to its credit, attempted to stop this problem by assembling a live team of developers to create newer and constant new content between big expansions. But it’s not doing that fast enough, something that Destiny developer Bungie is aware of.

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Which is why they’re aiming to whip out some quicker release dates on new content. “We’re trying to get better at what we do,” Rise of Iron creative director Chris Barrett said to Eurogamer.

Build tools to make content quicker and focus on what the best and most impactful experiences are for players. We’re also learning as we go. I think we’re getting better at building Destiny, releasing content quicker.

Between bigger expansions such as The House of Wolves and The Taken King, content drops included the Sparrow Racing League, the Festival of the Lost and an April update to include new missions and tweaks. With Rise of Iron scheduled for September 20 however, it looks like Bungie is focused 100% on that project right now. “We’re going to give players as much as we can,” Barrett said.

Ultimately we’ll see how the community reacts. We had a big playtest at the studio last week and the feedback was very positive, everybody liked the new content. Our teams are very passionate – they had a lot of suggestions too.

Rise of Iron unlocks a brand new zone to explore, the Plaguelands. It’s sort of similar to a pre-school filled with virulent infants then, except not that deadly.

Last Updated: June 23, 2016

18 Comments

  1. Really tempted to jump back into this. Have been on a break for almost a year now.

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    • Ir0nseraph

      June 23, 2016 at 08:31

      If they can live up to 50% of the promises they are making it will be worth it, but I probably should just go pop in see what’s changed since the last update.

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      • Francois Knoetze

        June 23, 2016 at 08:35

        I am with you on that. I am very curious to see the state of things.

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    • DavidB

      June 23, 2016 at 15:40

      If you’ve been out since before Taken King, man have you missed a LOT.

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  2. The Order of the Banana

    June 23, 2016 at 08:34

    Dear Bungie, please no more…

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 23, 2016 at 08:34

    Missed the Sparrow Racing League, the Festival of the Lost and the April update. Because this felt like Bungie applying duct tape to the hole in Titanic’s hull and politely asking people not to get in the life boats. This after Bungie proclaimed that they were done with new DLC

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    • Ir0nseraph

      June 23, 2016 at 08:41

      O you believe what game developers say, such a noob move 😛

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    • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

      June 23, 2016 at 08:48

      Just Do it….. come and join the pew pew…

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 23, 2016 at 08:55

        Soon as the DLC lands…. I hate myself

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        • Ir0nseraph

          June 23, 2016 at 08:56

          Resistance is futile, I will join you in the self loathing stage when it releases.

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    • Darren Peach

      June 23, 2016 at 09:08

      Yeah, never got the Idea of a racing league in a game like Destiny. Makes no sense.

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      • Allykhat

        June 23, 2016 at 09:29

        There were rumors in the early days that sparrow racing would be part of the game originally. It took them two years to get some form of sparrow racing introduced and it worked rather well to be honest. If they made it like mario cart with power ups and stuff I think it could be a really awesome PVP mode.

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        • DavidB

          June 23, 2016 at 15:42

          If they can give us sparrow racing requiring they build tracks, just think how easy it would be to give us ship racing! Why not some sort of racing through gates with various powerups and boosters in between with all these ships we have?

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          • Dave Petrie (dvdptr)

            June 23, 2016 at 16:00

            Unfortunately, the problem is the flight mechanics for the ships doesn’t exist in the game. There were already sparrow “driving/flying” mechanics in the game, so the tracks were easier to do.. So do to ship races, that requires an entire new development from scratch… 🙁

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 23, 2016 at 08:39

    But isn’t the next content drop the sequel & season pass?

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    • Sean Carbutt

      June 23, 2016 at 13:11

      LOL. Amen. Just like Tom sawyer, “please sire can I have some more…….of your money”

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  5. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 23, 2016 at 08:50

    MEHstiny

    😛

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  6. Darren Peach

    June 23, 2016 at 09:02

    Grind……………………… but without the terrible latency.

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