We must be living through the strangest timeline for video game fans. Stalwart companies like Bungie and franchises like Star Wars are embattled by controversy due to negligent corporate decisions. While EA desperately works to repair their relationship with fans, Bungie is also once again on the apology tour. This time their apologies are for locking content behind an arbitrary paywall for their new FPS-MMO Destiny 2. Needless to say, fans aren’t happy and Bungie didn’t want to wait long before getting on the microphone to say sorry.
When fans found out that high-level content was hidden behind Destiny 2’s newest expansion, they were rightfully angry and protests began almost immediately. Bungie didn’t let the anger stew for long, learning from their most recent mistake in relation to hidden XP capping. Bungie released a statement through their development team saying, “With Curse of Osiris (the expansion) now live, it’s clear that we’ve made some mistakes with how we have handled content access.” Bungie’s quickness to the apology microphone should signal that there will be reparations in the short term, but there really is no guarantee of that.
Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris hit the market just six days ago and the studio was quickly under fire. The big reason that people were furious was that the expansion ended up gating content that had been accessible before. Giving high-level content to players and then taking it away as soon as an expansion pack was for sale was rightfully considered something of a jerk move.