Last week, fans were outraged about how the Destiny’s The Taken King Favors Newbs Over Loyal Veteran Fans. At the beginning of this week, we saw Bungie Scrambling to Fix The Growing Destiny TTK Controversey.
Now, in Bungie’s Weekly Update by Deej, we are seeing the beginnings of a solution to the Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition problem. Destiny Creative Director Luke Smith even admits to coming off like an “Asshat” in his interview with Eurogamer.
Don’t believe it? See it in his own words:
I am Luke Smith, Creative Director on Destiny: The Taken King.
Many, many years ago, I wrote to you each week in this spot. We talked about Battle Rifles, we talked about stuff we weren’t going to talk about, and at some point I did a horrible hand-drawing of an upcoming map and teased you with it in the Weekly Update.
Anyone who knows me knows I can be sarcastic, anyone who remembers podcasts I’ve done knows that I can be pretty blunt, and anyone who’s watched me in a ViDoc knows I’m pretty unpolished.
However, most of you don’t know me.
Reading my interview with Eurogamer and imagining it came from some random developer of a game I love – that random developer looks like an Asshat.
But that Asshat was me – and those words rightfully anger you.
My words made it sound as if Bungie doesn’t care about their most loyal fans.
We do care. We are listening. And we will make it right.
Here’s what we’re doing about the Collector’s Edition of Destiny: The Taken King…
They’re “actively working to make the digital content from the Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition available in a $20 upgrade bundle (suggested retail price), available on 9/15/2015.” However you’ll have to be patient for now because “actively working” takes some time before it produces anything.
So it seems that Bungie is offering access to Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition digital content, but since there’s nothing stated about the physical content, it would seem as though it is not included in the $20 upgrade.
That means that if players want the physical content that comes with the Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition, they will still need to spend $79.99 and re-purchase the vanilla Destiny game as well as The Dark Below and House of Wolves expansion passes that the already own.
What do you think? Is this a good enough solution? Or is it messed up that loyal veteran players still need to re-purchase content they already own to get the physical content from the Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
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