Former PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Calls Out Destiny The Taken King Price, Cites PS2 as a “Real” MMOFPS

June 23, 2015 Written by Alex Co

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While Bungie’s The Taken King expansion for Destiny has been under scrutiny lately due to its high price, it seems it’s not only gamers who feel the sting, but developers as well.

Over on Twitter, former Creative Director for PlanetSide 2 Matthew Higby lobbed a shot at Bungie’s upcoming product, and compared it to PlanetSide 2which is rolling out on the PS4 today — and calls the $40 price “bullshit.”

I replied to Higby and asked him if I can quote him on that, which he said he’ll “happily” stand by, since he’s a fan of the free-to-play (f2p) business model over DLC that could potentially split friends when playing the same game.

Of course, Higby also pointed out (and rightfully so) that he’s not associated with Daybreak (formerly Sony Online Entertainment), nor with the PlanetSide 2 team, and is just voicing his concern out. 

In related news, Destiny year one players might be glad to know that they’ll get “something better” than The Taken King Collector’s Edition perks.

Do you agree with Higby? Should Bungie lower the price of The Taken King or is the price enough for what it will offer players?