It seems an absolute age since Destiny was released. And if you weren’t already aware, if it wasn’t for the original open beta then FULLSYNC wouldn’t exist. That’s because three random people who happened to work for the same games journalism website all received codes and decided they’d come together to check out the game for a joint preview. What followed was the spark that ignited a beautiful friendship that spans across Europe and would lead to the very same three deciding to create a site of their own after each taking time out of the industry.
Arrive at the current day and we’ve now been friends for many years, run a fairly successful games journalism site and have the sequel to the game that kicked this all off. Ok, so Destiny 2 may not have kicked off as some would’ve hoped, but they’re looking to revamp the game and take it in a new direction.
How? Well, they’re releasing two versions. Firstly, New Light, a free-to-play version that will include the base game plus all content from year one, including both the Curse of Osiris and Warmind DLCs. It will also include access to all destinations, including the new moon destination coming in the second version of the game, Destiny 2 Shadowkeep.
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is the fourth expansion for the game franchise, which is set to be released on October 1, 2019. It is also the first major expansion to be published independently by Bungie after they ended their partnership with Activision. And where better to show off the soon-to-launch title than at Gamescom with a fancy new trailer that you can check out below:
Why the need for a change for Destiny 2 and Bungie? Well, player numbers were dwindling, and many people didn’t really like the direction the game had gone with whilst they were with Activision. So, this is a fresh start, and it seems that the first thing that has been decided is to make the base game free-to-play, with the option of being able to purchase extra adventures instead. A way it seems many games are now going, especially when it comes to the Battle Royale genre. Because what draws people in better than a free game? And once you have them hooked, that’s when you can suck them dry of their money like a corporate vampire.
If you haven’t been sucked in by the trailer and news revealed so far though, then that wasn’t all that was announced for the once-popular title at Gamescom. A second trailer was also released showcasing the first seasonal content that is coming to Shadowkeep, Season of the Undying. And it will take you back to a familiar place when it arrives, as it revisits the home of the Vex, the Black garden. Check out the trailer below: