Industry Analyst Is Skeptical Of Destiny 2’s Future Due To Waning Players

Destiny 2 is currently available to play across PC, PS4 and Xbox One, but Bungie and Activision’s first-person shooter has pulled a lot of shady stuff on players less than a year. Well, it seems that an industry analyst, Doug Creutz, is skeptical of Destiny 2’s future by outlining the problems with the game.

According to GameRant it is said that Cowen’s Doug Creutz — a managing director and senior research analyst covering media and entertainment — feels that Destiny 2 is less engaging, has bad microtransaction practices, and bad transparency/communication with its audience.

Looking over to the publication site, it was found that in the Twitch community, the viewership has been decreasing drastically. It was reported that the first Destiny received 14,000 to 17,000 views around the weekend afternoon, however Destiny 2 pales in compared to its former iteration and averages around 4,000 to 7,000 views.

The publication site cited Creutz, who said:

“While Call of Duty: WWII clearly had a great holiday, which like sets up strong franchise live services revenue in 2018, Destiny 2 is struggling right now with player engagement appearing to be on the wane.”

Adding on to the above, Creutze gave four reasons why the game will not have a repairable future any time soon:

1.) “Design decisions were made that have made D2 a less engaging, and less distinctive, game than D1.”

 

2.) “Microtransaction implementation, while not nearly as problematic as in Star Wars Battlefront 2, has still been a source of player unhappiness.”

 

3.) “Bungie’s apparent urgency in responding to player feedback has been disappointing.”

 

4.) “Until recently, Bungie did a poor job communicating its road map going forward, particularly compared to the more open stance of many other live service games.”

Creutz made mention that he is not optimistic Bungie and Activision will be able to turn the Destiny 2 current situation around soon.

With all of that said, do you think Destiny 2 has a chance to return or do you think it went too far and can’t return much like how Creutz sees Destiny 2’s future?


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