Bungie's future with Destiny 2 is looking very interesting indeed, with both New Light and the Shadowkeep expansion on the way, and at Gamescom this year we talked with production director Scott Taylor and UI/UX director Örvar Halldórsson about the Stadia version specifically, and what that means for them.
"I'm excited about it. We're really impressed with the tech and we think this is a great start. Google is a great partner and if anyone can pull it off it's definitely them," Halldórsson said. "So I believe in it. I think streaming is something that's gonna be on the horizon, it's gonna be part of the future of gaming."
He also spoke about the independence of the studio now, after splitting with Activision Blizzard, and what that means for them moving forward:
"It's really interesting to see that, as we're building a publishing department within the walls of Bungie, all these folks that are working on a daily basis on the game, are being exposed to all these new roles, all these important people that had to be brought in to be in charge of these new things. And we're really engaged with them, we're building relationships with them, so I think that's a really exciting time, that's really interesting for us."
"We're pretty committed to building Destiny 2 and just making it a live service game, and really just kind of work with the community. We have this new model that we're kind of following where we have community summit and all kinds of gathering data and analytics to figure out where we're doing things right, where should we be improving things. So the community summit has had these influencers come into the studio, we share a lot of information with them to get their thoughts on things, and then we workshop it and go figure things out."
"We want to just keep doing that [...] always iterate on the game, make it better."
Is the future bright for Destiny 2?
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