It has been a while since Bungie break up from Activision, and the workforce has unfold their wings by way of what Future 2 has to supply. So what’s subsequent? With Past Mild, the workforce tried one thing utterly new and regardless of PvP considerations, the general reception of how the story has developed because the Forsaken DLC has been extremely optimistic with the neighborhood thriving as soon as extra. That being mentioned, the work is way from over when taking again the Future title since its launch and with two extra confirmed expansions on the horizon, it seems like Bungie is nearly able to share what’s subsequent following immense participant suggestions.
The launch of Future 2 wasn’t probably the most stellar of launches. Bungie acquired a seemingly limitless wave of backlash on account of predatory financial practices, a perceived lazy endgame design, and a basic feeling of disconnection from the neighborhood as a complete. On the time of launch, Activision was the writer for Future 2, making a extra sophisticated relationship of the sport’s imaginative and prescient and assembly sure worthwhile expectations. The workforce, as a complete, knew this and a plethora of causes in the end ended with Activision and Bungie splitting up in a public breakup and since then, the studio has labored tirelessly to make good on their promise to the neighborhood for a tremendous Future 2 expertise. For probably the most half, they’ve performed simply that, although there are all the time areas of enchancment and suggestions that may both be ignored or carried out; that is largely evident within the present ongoing dialog concerning the state of PvP, particularly following the introduction of the Stasis subclass. That being mentioned, that is solely the tip of the iceberg for what’s to return and in keeping with sport director Joe Blackburn, the perfect has but to return.
Final 12 months, I mentioned Future’s Finest Days are forward. Seeing what’s coming, I imagine this greater than ever. However we now have work to do to get there. 2021 goes to be a little bit completely different for Future. Taking a while to validate our plans, however count on a state of Future 2021 subsequent season.
— Joe Blackburn (@joegoroth) January 19, 2021
Within the above tweet, Blackburn displays again on Future’s previous saying, “final 12 months, I mentioned Future’s Finest Days are forward. Seeing what’s coming, I imagine this greater than ever. However we now have work to do to get there. 2021 goes to be a little bit completely different for Future. Taking a while to validate our plans, however count on a state of Future 2021 subsequent season.”
Bungie already confirmed that there might be two extra expansions following Past Mild, however extra than simply story enlargement is on the best way. One Bungie dev talked about to me beforehand throughout a raid that he’s excited to share with the neighborhood what’s subsequent, particularly since so many really feel like PvP considerations are falling on deaf ears. He says that that is very a lot not the case however a lot of that context continues to be locked behind closed doorways. Blackburn’s “taking a while to validate our plans” doubtless consists of that revamp, guaranteeing that all the pieces the workforce desires to do is viable to make sure a clean transition into the way forward for the area franchise.
The present season is coming to a detailed with Season of the Hunt ending subsequent month on the ninth. Season 13 will come bearing a lot of its own changes, together with how tokens work, with future seasons bringing about much more change equivalent to transmog, how in-game rewards work, crossplay, and a lot extra.
The long run has a lot potential for the place the Future franchise can go, whether or not it’s an ongoing continuation of the sequel or a brand new sport altogether. From earlier bulletins from Bungie, it seems just like the workforce desires an opportunity to actually see Future 2’s full potential, and with a agency path in place and a imaginative and prescient within the means of seeing fruition, will probably be fascinating to see the place the shooter goes subsequent (even when we’re nonetheless crying over that future not together with Cayde-6).