Yesterday was not a good day for Bungie. Not only did a DDoS attack take down Destiny servers, but all of the DLC content for upcoming expansions was supposedly leaked. What really got people angry was that it appeared as though all the DLC was on-disc and locked away. This news got a lot of blood boiling, especially when considering the fact that there really isn’t a whole ton of content in Destiny.
Bungie Community Manager, DeeJ, has stepped in to assure fans that there is no on-disc DLC. He insists that what players saw was nothing more than placeholder names, and that the content for the expansions isn’t completed yet.
“We noticed that you noticed that we already have plans for upcoming content packs in Destiny. We do! They have activity names (which may or may not change) and we have a really good idea what they’re going to contain. They even have placeholder nodes in the Director, as you’ve already discovered.
“But neither of the Expansion Packs we’ve announced are finished.
“People at Bungie are hard at work to complete content for our first post launch pack, “The Dark Below,” as I type these words. It will be finished soon. It releases in December. Soon, we’ll detail it out for you so you can see exactly what we’ve been working on.”
On-disc DLC became a hot-button issue this previous generation. Capcom was by far the worst offender, locking out skins, taunts, characters, and even entire game modes just to earn an extra buck. Publishers got a lot of flack for the practice, and angry fans launched lawsuits against the company. One can only hope that the publishers learn.