Destiny is one of those games that you either love to hate or hate to love. It’s just as difficult to love everything about the game as it is to hate everything about it. Even the biggest fans wanted to quit at some point, and even the biggest critics thought that maybe they should give it another try. And with so much new content announced, most gamers are cautious about the title. But a new piece of information may help some change their minds, as Halo 4 and Mass Effect: Andromeda writer joins Bungie.
Christopher Schlerf’s most recent project was Mass Effect: Andromeda, about which he says that it will impress and surprise gamers, and that he can’t wait to play it once it’s out, as a fan. He didn’t say anything else that wasn’t already known except that it’s most likely going to come out by the end of the fiscal year.
Previously, he has also worked with on Halo 4, which makes it an interesting move for both Schlerf and the company, since 343 Industries are the ones that took over Halo from Bungie. Still, since they did hire him as a writer, there most likely isn’t really any bad blood between them.
Since Schlerf has a lot of experience with narrative, and that is one thing Bungie’s current flagship is definitely in need of, it’s still unsure on what project he will work. The most likely scenario is that Schlerf will start working on the sequel – Destiny 2, which will come out some time in 2017.
However, the possibility that he will be working on a soon to come expansion for the current title is not out of the question, albeit quite unlikely. Despite the fact that the expansion set to come out this spring will be as big as The Taken King expansion, there most likely won’t be a need for a new writer.
This because the expansion is almost certainly complete by now, or at least entering its final stages, leaving only additional testing to be done in the next few months. If it’s going to be released this spring, they definitely aren’t still working on the story, so Schlerf is probably on the Destiny 2 team.
Fans of the franchise will see this as very good news, since Destiny definitely needed a better story when it first came out. Not even the fact that the player’s companion was voiced by the one and only Peter Dinklage made the lines any good, with the company even having to replace his dialog with different lines recoded by the brilliant voice actor Nolan North in order to keep players in the game.
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