How Microtransactions Make Destiny 2 Better
Destiny 2's microtransaction store is undergoing some changes on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
- Changes are coming to Destiny 2's microtransaction store, Eververse.
- Game director Luke Smith says microtransactions are important for live-service games like Destiny.
- New class-specific content like Titan armor and more is coming to Eververse.
- Eververse is moving from the Tower to the Director where it can be accessed more easily.
Destiny 2 director Luke Smith wrote an incredibly in-depth and detailed blog post today in which he covered numerous hot-button issues about Bungie's sci-fi space game. One of the topics that he touched on was microtransactions. Smith started off by stating that microtransactions are important for live-service games like Destiny, in that the money derived from microtransactions helps fund other parts of the game.
"MTX is a big part of our business being a live game," Smith said. "I'm not going to say 'MTX funds the studio' or 'pays for projects like Shadowkeep'-- it doesn't wholly fund either of those things. But it does help fund ongoing development of Destiny 2, and allows us to fund creative efforts we otherwise couldn't afford. For example: Whisper of the Worm's ornaments were successful enough that it paid [dev cost-wise] for the Zero Hour mission/rewards to be constructed (this sh** matters!)."
Destiny 2's microtransaction store, Eververse, lets you spend real money to acquire Silver, which you can then spend to buy things like shaders and bright engrams, as well as emotes and various other extras. Looking ahead, Eververse will move to the Director, which means players will no longer need to visit the Tower to access it.
Additionally, new class-specific content is coming to Eververse; one example provided was a store sub-page for Titan armor. Another consumer-friendly change is that gear sets will have a reduced Silver cost when a player already has some of the items included in the set.
Smith also talked about how Bungie plans to separate cosmetics from gameplay where possible. Players can still earn things like weapons and perks from gameplay, while Eververse will be the place to go to buy cosmetics.
You can read Smith's full blog post to learn more.
In other Destiny news, the game is migrating from Battle.net to Steam after Bungie and Activision ended their partnership, while cross-save functionality goes live on August 21. Destiny 2's next expansion, Shadowkeep, and the new free-to-play version of Destiny 2 are due to launch in October.
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