Destiny‘s upcoming expansion, The Taken King, will cost $40 in the US and £40 over in Europe — fairly large sums of money considering fans still need to buy the base game, and there are two other expansions available. Speaking with Eurogamer, Bungie employee and The Taken King‘s Creative Director Luke Smith defended the pricey expansion, and explained why it might be worth the money.
Smith mentioned that buyers of the expansion will get new subclasses, new PvP modes, new maps, a new campaign, and more, making the expansion quite large.
So, purchasers get a big, rich campaign. Fully voiced cinematics and the story of what happens when an angry alien god wages war on a solar system, all with a satisfying conclusion. You also have a new subclass to pursue and unlock. We also have a bunch of new strikes – we’re not yet talking about how many – and a new raid. We’re showing two new PVP modes and four PVP maps this week, and it’s a fairly safe bet we’re not done yet showing things off. So I’m fairly excited about the value proposition. We’re calling this a major expansion because it is. We’re giving people a whole new place to go, that new destination…
However, when asked why the expansion is the same price as the base game is currently, Smith didn’t really have an answer, except to say that “we’re really comfortable with the value we’re giving to players this autumn.”
All I can do is answer that with the same thing I just gave you… We’re really comfortable with the value we’re giving to players this autumn. I believe that once we begin to share more, players will be even more excited. And for existing players it also comes with the Founder’s pack with a new Sparrow, shader and emblem.