Destiny 2: Forsaken did not meet sales goals says Activision

Destiny 2: Forsaken Failed To Meet Sales Targets

Activision Pondering Faster Content, New Monetisation for Destiny 2 After Forsaken Sales Fail to Meet Expectations

It may have pleased critics but Activision worry that even after Forsaken they still have to "fully re-engage the core Destiny fanbase".

It's always been a roller coaster ride for Destiny, as one minute it's toasted as the future of video games and the next it's mired in controversy and disappointment.

Despite the Forsaken DLC being a step in the right direction for Destiny 2, the game has still failed to meet expectations as far as sales and "re-engaging" the franchise go.

It could also be a sign of Activision not being happy with Destiny 2's current microtransaction services, which are surprisingly minimal and pretty much fully constrained to a single vendor in the game.

We have not yet seen the full core re-engage in Destiny, which has led to the underperformance against expectations to date.

Players will also have access to the original Leviathan raid and the Crucible multiplayer mode. "And it really came out of Activision and Bungie working together to address community concerns post-Destiny 2 holistically-talking to needed a fundamental review of how to offer deeper endgame, greater powers, greater rewards, and engage players".

Speaking on an earning's call in regards to how well their franchises have been doing, Activision COO Collister Johnson noted that Destiny 2: Forsaken has "under-performed".

Destiny's microtransactions come in the form of Silver, which players can purchase with real money and spend on a number of different in-game extras. "If you're not, we're hoping now is the time to work and to bring players back in and to win them back".

Despite the missed sales, monthly active users for the Destiny franchise grew quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year for the period ended September 30. But we'll have to wait and see whether they learnt their lesson from that...

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