Destiny 2: Forsaken is one of the best pieces of content released for the Destiny franchise, but it is underperforming Activision’s sales goals.
Destiny 2 needed a hard reset. Following the disappointing Destiny 2, and the terrible paid expansions, Bungie couldn’t release another dud. Forsaken ended up garnering positive reviews, but that might not have been enough.
In their third quarter 2018 financial results conference call, Activision revealed that Forsaken has fallen short of Activision’s internal sales goals. It appears that players are not returning for the expansion. Activision is currently assessing how they can improve the title to bring players back to the fold.
Activision says Destiny 2 Forsaken did not achieve their internal sale goals. Says they’re evaluating how to improve the title.
— Destiny 2 News (@theDestinyBlog) November 8, 2018
During the call, Activision hinted that a reason for the disappointing performance may be due to players waiting to see how the game pans out. After all, numerous players felt burned by Destiny 2. At launch, the game offered little replay value and focused heavily on selling microtransactions. Following that, Bungie found itself caught up in controversy once players discovered that the developer hampered XP gains to encourage players to spend money on Loot Boxes. It also didn’t help that critics and players panned Curse of Osiris, which cost $19.99. While Forsaken may have improved the game, players could feel burned over what’s happened the past year.
Destiny 2: Forsaken is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The base game is available now for free on PC until November 18.