Analyst: Player Interest In Destiny 2 Is Dropping Due To Microtransactions
It is not a secret to anyone that Destiny 2 goes through complicated moments since its launch it has been the subject of much criticism from users and Bungie’s solutions do not end up satisfying the needs of its players. This has led the analysis firm, Cowen, to consider a dark picture for the present and future of the title and to predict that Activision and Bungie will face a very complicated challenge.
According to a report by Doug Creutz, an analyst at the Wall Street firm, Cowen, the situation that Destiny 2 is going through is by far negative and the players have started to abandon the game.
At the beginning there are indicators such as the number of viewers of the game on Twitch, where the first title registered 14 thousand or 17 thousand active followers on a Friday afternoon; in the case of Destiny 2, 4,000 to 7,000 spectators are registered on the same day.
In addition, some streamers have announced that they will reduce the transmission of content related to the title of Bungie. At the same time, Creutz mentioned that, while Call of Duty: WWII was placed at the top as the best selling title in the holiday season and has the preference of players in their online mode, Destiny 2 has to fight to keep its users hooked.
According to the analyst, the determining factors in the negative and problematic environment that Destiny 2 currently has are as follows:
1. “Design decisions were made that have made D2 a less engaging, and less distinctive, game than D1. In particular, key aspects of the D2 end game feel neutered compared to D1.”
2. “Microtransaction implementation, while not nearly as problematic as in Star Wars Battlefront 2, has still been a source of player unhappiness.”
3. “Bungie’s [the studio that developed the game] apparent urgency in responding to player feedback has been disappointing.”
4. “Until recently, Bungie did a poor job communicating its road map going forward, particularly compared to the more open stance of many other live service games.”
Finally, Creutz considered that Bungie could improve the situation of Destiny 2, but not immediately and will have to deal with the wide competition that exists in the sector of games like service.
Recently, Bungie reported on his action plan for this year and announced modifications to the achievement system and defined by categories the content that players with the base game and those with the expansions will have access to.
Destiny 2 is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.