Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Activision says Destiny 2 is 'not performing as well as we'd like'

Activision Wants More Microtransactions in Destiny 2 Destiny 2: Forsaken Failed To Meet Sales Targets
Roberta Sherman | 10 November, 2018, 15:26

"While forsaken is a high-quality expansion with strong engagement and new modes of play, it did not achieve our commercial expectations", Activision Publishing boss Coddy Johnson said during an earnings call.

While Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion seemed to get critics back onboard with the game, it apparently hasn't been doing the business for Activision's bottom line.

It could also be a sign of Activision not being happy with Destiny 2's current microtransaction services, which are surprisingly minimal and pretty much fully constrained to a single vendor in the game. What the new form of microtransactions may be coming to Destiny remains to be seen.

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Currently, Destiny 2 players can purchase Silver in exchange for real money and then use that Silver to purchase cosmetics (Bright Engrams, Bundles, etc.). It's unclear what sort of new ways Activision plans on implementing the microtransactions moving forward.

Activision has already been implementing that exact strategy.

Video-gaming publisher Activision announced that in celebration of the PC release of Destiny 2, the company will be offering the game for free for a limited time.

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"We have not yet seen the full core re-engage in Destiny, which has kind of led to the underperformance against expectations to date, ' he said".

And according to September's NPD report, it's been working -Destiny 2 made its way back into the top 10 best-selling games for that month.

Destiny 2's not exactly in crisis though as the number of monthly active users still grew compared to both the last quarter and the past year - so it's not as if player numbers are falling. "'Some players we think are still in 'wait and see" mode. So when you're in, you're deeply engaged. When you're in, you're deeply engaged, and if you're not, we're hoping now's the time.

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As a game, Destiny 2 is better than ever thanks to sweeping changes that were introduced in the Forsaken expansion.

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