Bungie is best-known for developing video games like Halo, but right now, the company is gearing up to release the third expansion pack for Destiny 2. Titled "Forsaken," the expansion was announced today via a nine-minute-long reveal video with footage of gameplay and in-depth testimonials from the developers.
"We want this release to have a different tone, a different vibe" says Game Director Steve Cotton.
One of the newest features is that players will be able to customize their own weapons, which can gain in strength and firepower over time.
"There's investment back on the weapons," explains Sandbox Design Lead Josh Harmick. You've got all the old fighting tools, but there are some new ones as well like a teleportation power that is described as being inspired by anime and, if you can believe it, a bow and arrow.
You can watch the reveal video below, where the development crew geeks out for nearly 10 minutes about just how awesome they think Forsaken is...
The official synopsis of Forsaken reads as follows:
"Following years of strife, what remains of the Reef has fallen to lawlessness. You and Cayde-6 are sent to personally investigate the recent unrest. Upon arrival, you soon discover the most-wanted criminals in the Prison of Elders have organized an escape. Beyond the Vanguard’s authority, you’ll pursue these fugitives deep into the Reef. Explore new regions, awaken new powers, earn powerful weapons, and uncover long lost Awoken secrets. The hunt is on."
Destiny 2: Forsaken becomes available September 4, but if you pre-order it, you'll nab "Cayde’s Exotic Stash."
The game's relatively recent expansion known as The Curse of Osiris did come under fire last winter when fans became angry over the content, which was retroactively locked following Osiris' release. Due to the backlash, Bungie released an official statement:
"It’s clear that we’ve made some mistakes with how we have handled content access," went the apology, before offering to "talk through the reasoning behind our decisions" and elaborating on what it was planning to change, including unlocking select content."