Best Weapon Is On Sale This Weekend With Destiny

The day has finally come. Xûr, the exotic weapon and armor salesman in Destiny, is selling Gjallarhorn. For those of you who missed purchasing Ice Breaker from Xûr when it was first More »

Myriad Upgrade Materials With Destiny

I don’t understand Destiny’s success. Or rather, I don’t understand the ferocity of its fans. Perhaps this is simply the curmudgeon in me, the gamer that never quite understood or liked the More »

Destiny Gear and Leveling

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The Taken King Hands-On Impressions With Destiny

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Grimoire Card And Realized What The Universe Is Missing with Destiny

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The Taken King And All Future Sequels/Expansions Will Use Same Guardians With Destiny

Destiny: The Taken King won’t be the game’s last expansion, if Bungie can keep the game’s community around to see most/all of its 10-year plan for Destiny, and now fans finally have some confirmation that the characters they’ve come to love won’t be left behind in an upcoming Destiny release.

Bungie and Activision don’t typically like to discuss their long-term plans for Destiny, with both companies frequently dodging questions about the future of the game in favor of promoting whatever Destiny release is closest on the horizon. But a new interview with a member of the Destiny team offers a bit of departure from the trend, even if on a subject that probably won’t come as much of a surprise to the Destiny community.

In an interview with GamesRadar, Destiny engineering lead Luke Timmins promised the community it would always have access to the Guardians they’re currently enjoying. More specifically, Timmins says your current Guardian(s) will “always be there” but (like so many topics related to Destiny) the engineer remains a bit vague as to what that could mean post-Destiny: The Taken King.

To be clear, this doesn’t necessarily rule out the possibility of Activision attempting to capitalize on fans desire to continue growing there Guardians. It’s always possible (though admittedly unlikely) that the introduction of a new console, towards the end of Destiny’s life, could bring a paid character transfer service. It’s also possible that an eventual sequel could require players to pre-order, or own all of the prior Destiny releases, to keep their existing Guardian instead of starting anew.

Given Bungie’s desire to continue growing the Destiny community, it’s hard to imagine the company going out of its way to drive away those most-supportive of the studio’s vision. And Timmins comments suggest Bungie plans on using your Guardian, and fond memories of the many adventures you’ll take him/her on, to sink the game’s hooks into Destiny players around the globe.

Destiny: The Taken King is being developed for PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The next Destiny expansion is scheduled to hit PSN and Xbox Live on September 15.

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