Bungie Halts Destiny Balance Updates for Now, Releases Destiny 2 Zavala’s Prelude Trailer

Bungie has released a standalone trailer for Destiny 2 Commander Zavala’s prelude (above) while confirming that it will no longer be making sandbox changes to the first game because the developers are fully focused on the upcoming title. In case you aren’t aware, “sandbox” is the term Bungie uses for anything that players directly interact with, including weapons, subclasses, abilities, armor, exotics, and vehicles.

Here’s what the studio wrote in its most recent blog post:

Age of Triumph was touted as the last update to Destiny. In our constant watch over the community, we’ve heard many of you asking if the current sandbox will get another design pass. Our sole focus at this time is Destiny 2.

All hands at Bungie are committed to making Destiny 2 the sequel that this community deserves. We have a Beta this summer that will demand your bug reports. This fall will begin an entirely new cycle of updates for a brand new game that we think will be the best answer to the feedback you’ve give us since the original launch of Destiny.

Destiny 2 will release on September 8 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A PC version is also in the works. For more on the game, check out our previous coverage.

[Source: Bungie]