Super Facinating! (Destiny)

by CruelLEGACEY @, Toronto, Thursday, January 05, 2017, 14:30 (2604 days ago) @ Ragashingo

Thanks for the summary!

As the explanation of what went wrong kept descending further and further into hell I started to wonder who took the fall for all of this. This wasn't a minor mistake. This was a huge issue for them all the way through the game's development and only started really getting resolved after launch. It sounds to me like it took some extra ordinary heroic effort on the studio's part to even ship the Destiny we got, given how badly this mucked up the dev process. Might even be fair to say that this whole fiasco had the potential to outright kill both Destiny and Bungie! In an odd way, its sorta Halo 2 all over again... but maybe much worse?

Yeah, this does sound like a near-fatal flaw in Destiny's development. It certainly sheds some light on why some elements of Destiny are so wonderfully polished (as one would expect from Bungie) while others feel shockingly under-cooked.

Also worth pointing out that this all seems to support that Kotaku piece about the making of Destiny.

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