Bungie promises support for Destiny will continue for the foreseeable future
Last week, Bungie finally confirmed that Destiny 2 will be coming later this year, leaving many fans wondering just what exactly would be happening to the original Destiny. As it turns out, the original Destiny will live on for the foreseeable future, even if it doesn’t get any new content updates or expansions.
Speaking with GamesRadar, Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague said that, while Destiny’s recently launched Age of Triumph event is acting as a sort of epilogue for the game, Bungie isn’t moving past it entirely:
"Destiny 1 is still a game that will be there for players. We’ve planned to support it for the foreseeable future, so while we do have a sense of finality and closure as the theme of this event, we are by no means turning the lights off on Destiny 1."
It actually makes sense in some regard for Bungie to keep the original Destiny servers up and running since none of the equipment or currency which players earned will carry over to the sequel (which means they’ll have to boot up the original Destiny if they want to admire all the cool weapons and armor pieces they collected, even after Destiny 2 launches). Also, there is the fact that Bungie supported the original Destiny with three years worth of additional content so it’s understandable the studio wouldn’t want to just shut it all down the moment the sequel becomes available.
Destiny 2 will launch on September 8 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.