Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Destiny 2: Forsaken hasn't met Activision's sales expectations

Destiny 2: Forsaken hasn't met Activision's sales expectations

Despite the Forsaken DLC being a step in the right direction for Destiny 2, the game has still failed to meet expectations as far as sales and "re-engaging" the franchise go.

It may have pleased critics but Activision worry that even after Forsaken they still have to "fully re-engage the core Destiny fanbase".

"Forsaken is a high quality expansion of content into the universe, honestly some of the highest quality content we've seen in the franchise to date", Activision COO Coddy Johnson said during the call.

Like it or not, nearly any AAA game nowadays has some sort of microtransactions built in to make the publisher more money than just the initial game purchase. This could be troublesome as although Destiny 2's current microtransactions are relatively unoffensive at the moment we could see a shift to more aggressive tactics.

Presently, Destiny 2 uses Silver as its in-game currency. "Some players we think are still in "wait and see" mode". Talking to players, we knew it came from users really doing a fundamental review of how to offer a deeper end-game, greater powers and greater rewards, and engage players who seemed to be really enjoying the content.

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. If you're in, you're deeply engaged.

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.

Players will be able to download the base version of the game, giving them the original eight-hour campaign and a level of 20. When you're in, you're deeply engaged, and if you're not, we're hoping now's the time.

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 previous year - so it's not as if player numbers are falling.

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