Blizzard and Destiny

Lot of interesting stories coming out of the Blizzard camp this week.

A shot from Destiny 2's cinematic trailerYesterday we learned that Destiny 2’s PC version will be published by Blizzard and playable only through Battle.Net.

This is simultaneously very surprising and not at all surprising. On the one hand, I don’t think anyone saw this coming, but on the other Blizzard and Activision are part of the same conglomerate, so it makes sense.

For me personally, this feels bizarre because two companies that helped shape my childhood, Blizzard and Bungie, are suddenly collaborating. Though it’s far less exciting than the Warcraft/Myth mash-up my eight year old self would picture if I was to go back in time and tell him about it.

I was already curious about Destiny 2, and Blizzard’s involvement — however minimal — puts it a little more on my radar. The fact you’ll be able to potentially buy it with WoW gold certainly doesn’t hurt matters.

To be honest, though, most of my interest stems from Bungie’s past history, and it’s an ancient history by now. I stopped playing their games when they gave up on PCs, and that was quite a while ago now. I’m sure a lot has changed since then.

The one trailer for Destiny 2 I watched was less than inspiring. It tried to be funny. It did not succeed. The Bungie of my youth this clearly is not.

There’s also the fact I never played the original Destiny, and I’m really not a fan of jumping into the middle of franchises. I’ve done it from time to time, but it always leads to a certain degree of confusion and dissatisfaction.

Still, it’s worth mulling. I shall mull.

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