I am still playing Destiny. I am just about to hit level 16 and I’m moving relatively slowly compared to my friends and also, hilariously, my family. Everyone in the good goddamn world seems to be higher level than me! But the question I want to ask today is this: are you still playing and do you see yourself playing for the foreseeable future?
Destiny’s success is almost certainly dependent on the game being popular for a sustained amount of time — almost certainly that’s the plan. Is that plan working? Do you see that plan working in the long term? Do you see yourself playing Destiny in a year or two years?
Personally, I think Destiny is a game that we’ll bitch about and complain about for a very long time. But we’ll be playing it. We might drift in and out, we might only jump in when new content is released, but we’ll probably keep playing. Perhaps not on the level of a WoW or a Diablo, but my guess is a large number of people will be playing Destiny for a long time.
My reasoning? Well it’s already happening. I’ve noticed that the people who are complaining the loudest about Destiny are somehow still playing. It’s also a game that, personally, I’m finding extremely compelling. A game I want to keep playing, I game I enjoy playing. Destiny is the game I will return to when I’m finished with whatever other flavour of the month title is released. That’s my reasoning.
How about you? How do you see the Destiny thing playing out?