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Bungie: ‘We have to earn the right to make a Destiny sequel’

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With the Destiny beta set to launch later today, developer Bungie has spoken out on the potential of a Destiny sequel, saying it needs to earn such a right.

Speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews recently, Bungie’s Community Manager David Dague told us that the company does not want to scare gamers off by committing to a decade of Destiny titles.

Instead the developer will wait to earn the right to release a follow-on to the first-person shooter.

Asked if there are plans to make a Destiny sequel and whether the Destiny universe will be the next decade of Bungie, Dague stated: “If we earn that right, we would love to explore those possibilities.”

He added: "We have to earn the right to put a number on the box. Right now it is just Destiny.”

Despite talk of follow-on releases, the original Destiny game – a title which has long tantalised expectant gamers – will not hit consoles until September 9.

As well as addictive, ground breaking gameplay, Dague has suggested that the impact of the Destiny narrative will have a large say as to whether or not gamers demand a sequel.

“We have to do our jobs to build a big, beautiful world that people do truly want to explore further,” he told us. “We have to capture their imaginations with a story that has them asking more questions as they get to the end of this first game.”

Although expressing the company’s eagerness to see the Destiny world develop and expand, Dague was keen to stress that focus is remaining solely on the upcoming first release so as not to force gamers into a sizeable commitment.

“Our sole focus is making sure this game is amazing, it is satisfying in and of itself,” the Bungie Community Manager said.

“We could make this a daunting investment for gamers – and I’m not talking about a $60 investment, I’m talking about an emotional investment,” he said.

“This is kind of our first date – take a step into this world and play this game. If we told someone ‘we’re going to be together for 10 years’, then we are the overly attached developer.”

The Destiny Beta will touch down for PS4 gamers today, July 17, before being opening to Xbox One owners next Wednesday, July 23.

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