With Destiny ridiculous DLC price plan, we have heard that Destiny will have support for 10 years, that’s a pretty long time. Activision did say they are spending around $140 million on the game, did all that money go towards the legal team to get the rights on to the story which wasn’t released (it was better)?
“We certainly take it seriously that Destiny is a ten-year thing,” he said. “It’s a long-term thing and with these adventures that we’re adding my contract to you–and any player–is that your Guardian will always be there. We’re going to keep adding new stuff for you to do and I’d hope you’ll look at The Taken King and be like, ‘I’m looking forward to logging on again and hooking friends online.”
– Destiny engineering lead Luke Timmins
We know they Bungie has a 10 year contract with Activision, but this doesn’t mean Destiny will be supported for 10 years. In the latest issue of Edge, Bungie community and marketing relations manager Eric ‘Urk’ Osborne reveals a ten-year agreement does exist:
“Those things were so distracting, and not about the experience we were creating,” he says in the latest issue of Edge. “It just became the narrative. I mean, I drive a Honda Civic. I don’t know shit about $500 million. A ten-year plan? It’s a ten-year partnership agreement. It has nothing to do with the development of the game proper. To think that somehow, before Destiny had shipped, we had some ten-year plan written down somewhere? It’s comical. We allowed the narrative to get constructed that Bungie is just a corporate entity and not a bunch of humans, a collection of people who are just trying to make a really great game.”
The Taken King is Destiny’s next expansion for around the same price as the base game on release, $40.