Bungie Weekly Update- 4/18/2014

This week at Bungie, our inboxes were flaring up with status emails about every facet of the experience. According to the big green font at the top of each page, we are ON TRACK. Those two simple words in repetition are packed with emotion, and even a tiny bit of relief. We’ve been working on Destiny for so long – ages it seems like. For much of the journey, we’ve been trying to figure it all out, pretending that we could predict the perfect outcome and simply execute, knowing all the while that things are never that easy, and never will be. When you have a studio this talented, and this driven, every single moment matters. So, what do we focus on? What is Destiny? Where do we go from here – from this moment – to make sure we’re making something that leaps the bar we’ve set for ourselves?

ArbitorChief3516d ago

Sweet as, news on Destiny is coming soon although I hated that Bungie refused to answer fan questions, I'm still upset and curious as to why Marty O'Donnell was fired.

djplonker3516d ago (Edited 3516d ago )

^ notorious xbox troll still loves bungie even though they killed his franchise when they handed it over to 343, we have no right to know what goes on behind the scenes......

I can't wait for the beta for destiny I have gone off watch dogs and invested all my interest in destiny!

ArbitorChief3516d ago (Edited 3516d ago )

Halo dead? Last one sold 9+ million and is played online more than any other Playstation exclusive...

spicelicka3516d ago

Bungie killed halo? Wtf are you talking about, just because you don't play it doesn't mean it's dead. I feel lucky to be able to play both halo and destiny in the same era


Destiny Made Over $160 Million In Microtransaction Revenue In Less Than 2 Years

Destiny has made over $160 million in MTX revenue, and these numbers only account the data from late 2017 to early 2019.

Sgt_Slaughter189d ago

That's extremely low for microtransactions, especially for a game that's essentially designed around it

LucasRuinedChildhood189d ago (Edited 189d ago )

This was back when the game wasn't free to play.

The figures are from November 2017 to February 2019 (1 year and 4 months).

Based on that projection, the MTX revenue for Destiny 2 likely would have been closer to ~$240m for 2 years.

Not sure if premium expansions are included in that figure either although ... I'd hope that they are though and that most of the revenue was for actual content like Forsaken.

People spend way too much money on cosmetics.

Rude-ro188d ago (Edited 188d ago )

Seasons($10 and just got bumped to $12) and dungeon keys($10 each, two a year) are through the eververse(micro transaction) store.
So for those two years, in order to play a season, you would pay through micro transactions.

Sonic1881188d ago (Edited 188d ago )

Bungie Marathon will be worse since it's designed around it as well

Kurt Russell188d ago

It makes me sad to agree... but at the same time I am looking forward to giving it a go. Destiny 2 is so far in, I find it difficult to figure out what I am meant to do first.

buffig189d ago

I think FIFA alone makes over $1bn a year from mtx

anast188d ago

FIFA promotes a worldwide sport. It should make more money than destiny.

CantThinkOfAUsername188d ago (Edited 188d ago )

Let's compare something similar. Apex Legends and its ridiculous $18/$40 skins make EA a billion each year.

z2g188d ago

For as much as ppl complain how much they hate microtransactions, they sure don’t act like it. No wonder they aren’t going anywhere.

spicelicka188d ago

By "people" you're referring to millions and millions of people. Obviously the ones complaining aren't necessarily the same as the ones spending all that money.

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Father__Merrin188d ago

There's millions that purchase MTX and there's nothing we can do about it

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Stop Trying To Make Destiny

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Destiny 1 Becomes Playable on PC via Emulation

Playing Destiny 1 on PC has been something fans have been requesting for years. It looks like Destiny 1 is now playable on PC via the RPCS3 emulator.

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spoonard340d ago

I've been thinking about playing through D1 again before it goes away...

CobraKai339d ago

That’s the sad reality of a game like this. I bought it, invested lots of money, and it can go away at anytime. I still think this was more fun than 2.

jeromeface338d ago

prob because 2 is a grindfest slog

spoonard336d ago

That's the bummer of 'games as a service'.