Destiny 2's Developers Are Playing The Game At Home Now

Also, the game's director talks about how finishing the game is like giving birth.


A big Destiny 2 reveal is coming this week when Bungie shows off the first gameplay during a livestream on May 18. While you wait for that, Bungie today published the first Bungie Podcast since 2014. It's a wonderful, hour-long discussion with Destiny 2 game director Luke Smith and project lead Mark Noseworthy, alongside community manager Eric Osborne.

The full podcast is well worth a listen for fans of the series. One of the interesting bits is that Destiny 2's developers are playing the game in its entirety at home on a private test realm. Smith said it has been "pretty motivating" to play the game at home, as it inspires and energizes the team to come back to work with ideas for how to further improve the game.

"We have the game at home, which is awesome," Smith said. "We have the whole game at home. On a private test realm. And we're playing the sh** out of the game. That actually becomes pretty motivating to get back to work, because you can see, so clearly, inspiration n things that are going amazingly. And you can also see so many opportunities. We're not done. We've got plenty of work in front of us. But having a version of the game where you can sit on your couch in front of your TV, it feels totally different than playing at your desk."

Also during the podcast, Smith talked about how launching Destiny 2 is like the birthing a way. "I think it's a birth; basically, like, Destiny 2 the baby is going to be born either way," he said. "It's coming. And so, we're just going to get to a place where we have to push. I have no kids. It's going to happen no matter what."

You can download the Bungie Podcast here on iTunes.

Destiny 2 launches on September 8 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as PC. The Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event is taking place on May 18, and you can expect GameSpot to bring you all the news and coverage at that time.

In other news, publisher Activision has said Destiny 2's PC version will have "meaningful features that are bespoke for the PC community." And for the game overall, you can expect a steady stream of add-on content from Bungie and the other studios wording on the game.

This story has been updated and corrected.

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