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Events Over Expansions will Drive Content

Posted by Suzie Ford on Dec 09, 2015  | Comments

Events Over Expansions will Drive Content -

In an interview with Bungie's Derek Carroll during last week's PlayStation Experience, Eurogamer ferreted out some interesting information about how Destiny content additions will be handled in the future.

Up to the launch of The Taken King earlier this year, Bungie sold a season pass and sold DLC expansion for the game. The Taken King changed that with its $40 price tag and set a new precedent of free content along the lines of the Sparrow Racing event and Festival of the Lost. Such an alteration in the revenue model allows developers to simultaneously keep the community happy with regular free updates and to generate additional funds through microtransaction sales of cosmetic items.

Bungie has so far done a good job keeping anything affecting gameplay separate from microtransactions. Presumably the Sparrow racing event will follow suit?

Derek Carroll: "It's very similar to Festival of the Lost. You don't need to buy anything to enjoy Sparrow racing, but if you want an additional challenge you can get the Record Book which includes lots of different challenges, keeps track of your stats, and gives you very targeted gear - like bounties, but you know exactly what you'll get when you complete challenges.

"All the stuff from [microtransaction shop] Eververse is completely cosmetic, to get aesthetically-pleasing things. All the items have no Light and no perks, but if you want your suit to match your Sparrow - that's what that's for.

You can read the entire interview at the link above.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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