Bungie Says Destiny Year One Players Will Receive “Something Better” Than The Taken King Collector’s Edition Perks

Following Eurogamer’s interview with Destiny: The Taken King Creative Director Luke Smith yesterday, where he defended the high price tag of the expansion and the fact that three emotes are available exclusively in the collector’s edition, Bungie Community Manager David Dague said Year One players will get something better.

Here’s what he said in a statement to Forbes:

Year One players won’t get the same perks as people who buy a collector’s edition. They’ll get something better. Tune into the Weekly Update for more.

Dague also went on the Destiny forums, responding to someone who said they refuse to pay for something they already have when it comes to The Taken King Collector’s Edition:

That’s your right, and we respect your freedom to make decisions about what you find valuable.

The Collector’s Edition is mostly sold out, so the people who found that stuff valuable jumped at the chance. You’ll likely see it sold on eBay for much more than what we’re asking. But that’s not the point. Right?

The real conversation here is: What are we doing to honor you, the players who have been bound to Destiny in this first year of action and adventure? I’m glad you asked. I’m going to answer in the Bungie Weekly Update.

Please stay tuned.

Over on Reddit, Dague also issued this statement:

First day back from E3, so I’m catching up on a lot of conversation about The Taken King. Please know that we’re reading this feedback and taking it as seriously – as we always do. Destiny is a great game because we worked together to make it that way over the course of the past year. That partnership has not changed.

I understand that you want me to go on record right now with something that will address the disappointment that’s being expressed here. I’m going to differ to the Bungie Weekly Update, in which we’ll talk more about the things we’re doing to celebrate the year-one Guardians who helped us build this community. I’ll also revisit our goals in offering different versions of The Taken King. Ever heard the old adage about trying to please everyone?

The Bungie Weekly Update goes live on Thursday.

What do you think Destiny Year One players will get that’s better than three class specific emotes, three armor shaders, and three exotic class items with XP bonuses?

[Source: Forbes, Destiny Forums, Reddit via Eurogamer]