Bungie will no longer put on a livestream to highlight the gear coming in Destiny 2’s Curse of Osiris expansion, the developer announced. Tomorrow will instead be used to offer developer commentary about the state of the game.
The change in schedule comes hot on the heels of growing disdain and overall backlash within the game’s community about a number of issues, including the endgame, and an issue with the throttling of XP gains.
“Tomorrow, we had planned to conduct the final stream prior to the launch of Curse of Osiris to show off some of the weapons and armor the expansion includes,” said community manager David “DeeJ” Dague in a post on the game’s forums. Instead, we are investing all our efforts into delivering some higher priority information about Destiny 2.”
There will be no stream at all now, as the team will instead utilize the blog to address the community’s feedback and overall discord.
“You’ll hear from studio leadership about their assessment of Destiny all up, they’ll talk about our goals for the game going forward, and you’ll also learn about how we’re reacting to your feedback with some game updates that will arrive in the next few weeks,” said DeeJ. “That will appear on the Bungie Blog on Wednesday.”
Bungie previously announced a number of quality of life changes that are scheduled for the game, but the last-minute pivot to cancel the content-focused stream to instead address the community via the blog has to be considered a direct response to the backlash of recent weeks.