Bungie Doubles Down on Storytelling

Destiny 2: Forsaken promises a heavier emotional focus

One of the biggest criticisms of Destiny has been that it’s lacking in the story department. The memes about the story (or lack thereof) from the original game have been rehashed from here to the moon. Ever since, Bungie has been taking steps towards righting that ship and telling a compelling story with each subsequent expansion.

With the latest trailer shown during Sony’s E3 press conference, they have taken things to never before seen heights.

Spoiler alert if you’re going into Destiny 2: Forsaken blind.

Yes. Uldren Sov, the prince of the Awoken, just killed Cayde-6. One thing to note, too, is that Uldren shot Cayde’s ghost (a Guardian’s means of resurrecting) before he shot Cayde himself. He’s gone for good. Bungie even confirmed as much during YouTube’s E3 show after the conference. Scott Taylor, project lead of Destiny 2: Forsaken, said that the decision was to make the players care more about our experience.

Not only is Bungie bringing back a character we haven’t seen since The Taken King, but they are raising the stakes through the roof. Main characters aren’t safe. Your favorite characters are going to die.

Buckle up, guys. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Destiny 2: Forsaken is scheduled for release on September 4.