Agreeing “wholeheartedly” with the objections raised, Bungie is now focused on creating solutions.
First up, Bungie is working to make the digital content from The Taken King Collector’s Edition available for all The Taken King owners in a $20 upgrade bundle on September 15. This bundle (pictured above) will include three class specific Emotes, three armor shaders, and three exotic Class Items with XP bonuses.
Bungie talked about Emotes and Class Items in The Taken King:
For those looking for a little more context about Emotes and Class Items in The Taken King, we will be introducing new Class Items with stat attributes. These will provide players with another gear slot that can contribute to both your Guardian’s look and build preferences. The Class Items included in the Collector’s Edition are a welcome addition for players looking to level up newborn Guardians or fresh subclasses, but they are not the only new Class Items available in Destiny: The Taken King. This is part of our focus on making the game more rewarding and adding more variety options for players. The same goes for Emotes.
As for Destiny Year One players who already have a Light Level 30 Guardian, or who’ve picked up and played both The Dark Below and House of Wolves, you’re labelled as a VIP. As a result, you’ll receive some “permanently exclusive” items:
This is just a taste of what Year One players will receive, with Bungie having “more fun stuff for you to announce in the very short term future, just for you.”
Elsewhere, The Taken King Creative Director Luke Smith apologized for how he came off in the Eurogamer interview:
Anyone who knows me knows I can be sarcastic, anyone who remembers podcasts I’ve done knows that I can be pretty blunt, and anyone who’s watched me in a ViDoc knows I’m pretty unpolished.
However, most of you don’t know me. Reading my interview with Eurogamer and imagining it came from some random developer of a game I love – that random developer looks like an Asshat.
But that Asshat was me – and those words rightfully anger you. I’m sorry. My words made it sound as if Bungie doesn’t care about their most loyal fans. We do care. We are listening. And we will make it right.
You can check out the various editions of The Taken King over here.
Bungie Apologizes to Destiny Players, Reveals Exclusive Year One Items