Bungie Releases Official Statement After Staff Layoffs
Bungie has finally released an official statement on behalf of the Destiny 2 team after it held layoffs earlier this week.
In a post on the company’s website, Bungie says that it has been “one of the most difficult weeks in our studio’s history” after letting employees go that they “respect and admire”. In addition, they say that they have heard what players have been saying about the game and want to make things right with the upcoming The Final Shape DLC and the game as a whole.
“We want to acknowledge the feedback and concerns you have about Lightfall and recent Seasons, as well as your responses to the reveal of The Final Shape,” Bungie said. “We know we have lost a lot of your trust. Destiny needs to surprise and delight. We haven’t done this enough and that’s going to change.”
The company then goes on to put into words what its mission, or “path”, is moving forward with The Final Shape and Destiny as a whole.
“We need to make The Final Shape an unforgettable Destiny experience,” the company said. “We want to build something that will be regarded alongside the best games we’ve ever made – a fitting culmination that honors the journey we’ve been on together for the past ten years. Forsaken, The Witch Queen, and The Taken King – these are the standard bearers we aim to live up to.”
The statement closed with the development team stating that fans will be “hearing more” over the coming weeks on the future of the game and the next expansion.
The Final Shape has been delayed from February 2024 to June 2024 after the layoffs.
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