Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Activision says Destiny 2 is 'not performing as well as we'd like'

Activision Wants More Microtransactions in Destiny 2 Destiny 2: Forsaken Failed To Meet Sales Targets
Katie Ramirez | 10 November, 2018, 12:43

"Destiny 2" active players grew over the past quarter thanks to the release of expansion Forsaken, but Activision Blizzard still isn't happy with its sales, so it made a decision to give the game away for two weeks, the company's CEO and president told analysts during an earnings call this week. "And there is still work to do to fully re-engaged the core Destiny fanbase". "Some of our other franchises like Destiny are not performing as well as we'd like,"Activision COO Coddy Johnson said in an earnings call via Kotaku while promising investors more monetisation options for the game".

To do this, Activision is also looking at new ways to engage players and earn more money through microtransactions, with the latter statement applying to all Activision franchises, not just Destiny 2: Forsaken.

Although there have been concerns about the increasing prevalence of microtransactions in Call Of Duty it's only in Destiny 2 that Activision has had any real controversy with in-game purchases.

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The free version of Destiny 2 will also come with a free gift that players will be able to claim as well. It's not surprising to see Activision going after microtransactions in a bigger way considering it is very big business. And part of it was also because we have not yet seen the full core reengage in 'Destiny, ' which has led to the underperformance against our expectations to date. Some players we think are still in wait-and-see mode. He did note, however, that players who are putting the hours into Destiny 2 are "deeply engaged" in the shared-world shooter. "If you're not, we're hoping now's the time to bring players back in and win them back".

Destiny 2 was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September previous year, with a PC version arriving a month later. The release of Forsaken at the start of September helped drive the increased player figures, Activision said.

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