Bungie’s Plans for Destiny in 2016 Include Big Events, “Another Significant Update”

December 11, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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With the December Update now live in Destiny, Bungie looked ahead to 2016 in their latest Weekly Update, teasing big events and a significant update in the first half of the year.

Addressing fan concern surrounding Year Two of Destiny and the fact they didn’t announce a big expansion at PlayStation Experience, Bungie’s Eric Osborne tweeted, “Hey. 2016 is gonna be great. We’re working on stuff. Fun stuff, that’s still in development.”

Over on their website, he added:

There’s a whiteboard in one of our meeting rooms filled with scribblings and sticky notes that represent the developments planned for Destiny’s not-so-distant future. Events, activities, content, and features designed to keep you happy, entertained, and rewarded throughout the year to come: some events and some activities that will become additions to your Director.

In early 2016 there will be an event “on a scale close to Festival of the Lost,” and the second will be “far larger than anything you’ve seen since the release of The Taken King.” Furthermore, Bungie will release “another significant update to the world and sandbox planned in this same window.”

Wanting to deliver content at a faster rate than last year, Osborne says, “The updates described above are all currently slated to hit across Winter and Spring of 2016, with more to come, as well.” You should also expect a sandbox update each quarter.

Bungie also revealed that 12 million lives (both Guardians and enemies) have been claimed in Sparrow Racing League so far.

“For the next three weeks, we’ll be discovering if the Sparrow Racing League has a place in the future of Destiny,” Bungie added.

While a hotfix was already issued to address some problems with the December Update, Bungie is still looking into people being returned to orbit due to inactivity, the quest More Bullets not progressing when players meet requirements, and “issues regarding Collection kiosk availability of the Peregrine Grieves and Mk. 44 Stand Asides.”

[Source: Bungie]