Microsoft's Phil Spencer Talks About 'Destiny 2'

By Michael Augustin , Updated Apr 14, 2017 05:08 AM EDT
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Fresh from last week's official announcement of the Project Scorpio's official hardware specifications, Microsoft continues to encourage discussions regarding its upcoming flagship game system
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Fresh from last week's official announcement of the Project Scorpio's official hardware specifications, Microsoft continues to encourage discussions regarding its upcoming flagship game system. Analysts suspect that the company is keeping some of the major announcements for its scheduled press conference this E3 2017 in June. Phil Spencer was recently interviewed and talked about some of its upcoming games like "Destiny 2".

During the interview with Phil spencer, he was reportedly asked about their plans regarding the Project Scorpio and their approach to its marketing. The Microsoft executive notes that the popular trend among developers is an after-market service that continues to provide updates and new content over time. Game Rant notes that this practice keeps gamers playing well into the game's projected lifespan. Spencer made a special mention about "Destiny 2" and its predecessor.

Phil Spencer claims that more games are being released by developers that are intended for long seasons of play. He believes that the company should model its platform to readily support the popular business model. Before he talked about "Destiny 2", Spencer claims that he has spent close to 600 hours playing the original team-based shooter. Additionally, he believes that the sequel might continue to be popular after six to seven years.

"Destiny 2" was reportedly likened to a game like "World of Warcraft" in terms of longevity with continuous updates and expansion DLCs. According to Phil Spencer, he expects that after "five, six, seven years from now, people are still going to be playing that game," He expects the shooter to continuously support its users with new content and features during its lifetime.

Other than Phil Spencer's comparison of "Destiny 2" to "World of Warcraft", Bungie has successfully kept any gameplay details away from the public. The developer has also promised fans that it will showcase a gameplay reveal sometime in May 2017. According to a report from Gamenguide, The developer has also promised that the sci-fi shooter will feature new abilities for players to experience.

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