Guardians ride Sparrows in Destiny

Destiny 2 is on the horizon, but that doesn't mean Guardians are ready to halt their adventures in the first game just yet. That's got a lot of people wondering if the original Destiny will receive any extra updates in the coming months. According to the developers, that's not seeming too likely.

Over on the Destiny blog, Community Manager DeeJ has started laying out plans for Destiny 2 at E3, as well as addressing the question of whether or not Destiny is considered "complete" at this time. According to DeeJ, the team is a bit too preoccupied with their new game to focus much more attention on the original.

In our constant watch over the community, we've heard many of you asking if the current sandbox will get another design pass. Our sole focus at this time is Destiny 2.

This statement is preceded by a few remarks concerning the recent Age of Triumph update. Destiny has received update after update for nearly three years at this point. Once they made this year's Destiny 2 launch official, they announced and launched the Age of Triumph, one final collection of in-game quests for players to complete in order to bring their Destiny journey to a close. DeeJ points out that the Age of Triumph update was touted as the final update for Destiny and, for now at least, that remains the plan.

Sure, there are going to still be a lot of people playing the original Destiny even after Bungie's new game launches, but the developers feel their time now is better spent on making the sequel the best game it can possibly be.

The way DeeJ explains it, a lot of the changes made to Destiny 2 are based on years' worth of player feedback. So rather than spend time trying to plug those into a three-year-old game, they're instead aiming to make Destiny 2 the bet game it can be. That makes a heck of a lot of sense to us.

And speaking of that next game, DeeJ reminded fans that Destiny 2 will indeed be on the show floor at E3 next week. He said that the same content up for grabs at the recent Destiny 2 reveal event will be available for all comers to try out, including the Homecoming story mission, the Countdown multiplayer match, and the Inverted Spire Strike. The added bonus is that the Arcstrider Hunter will now be in the mix, giving folks a chance to take that new subclass for a spin.

After that, the team at Bungie will be focused on the upcoming summer beta, followed by the game's full launch on Sept. 8.

So what do you think, readers? Is it best to leave Destiny alone at this point or were you hoping for one final set of tweaks? Perhaps you're focused on Destiny 2 at this point, like Bungie? Let us know in the comments below.

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