1: Rushed DLC and Expansions
Throughout its history, Destiny’s add-on content has been hit or miss. It’s been regular and consistent, so you have to credit Activision for having a hand in that at least, but it hasn’t always been high quality.
The low point was certainly Curse of Osiris which not only dashed my dreams of a really cool Mercury/Ancient Egypt style raid but also did nothing to fix so many of the problems that were plaguing Destiny 2 at the time.
That’s because Curse of Osiris was essentially on rails to deliver in December whether the game was flailing or thriving. Bungie and Activision had a release plan that they were sticking to come hell or high-water.
Without anyone to please other than themselves and their fans, Bungie has the final call on where resources are split and when add-ons get released.
If they need to shift resources away from Destiny 3 temporarily to help patch something up in Destiny 2, just as a hypothetical example, there’s no one to pressure or even force them to not do that; even if it means delaying something else.
Even with the pressure to stick to a rigid release schedule, Bungie has proven itself capable of turning water into wine which was evidenced most recently in the excellent Forsaken expansion. Now let’s see what they can do now that they are unfettered.