February 24 2018

Destiny 2 Director Comments On Shaders Controversy, Clarifies Their Usage

February 24 2018, 05:53 | Geraldine Moore

Image via Activision

Image via Activision

Still, let's stick to the positives, because there is a lot to like - especially considering that with Bungie at the helm, Destiny 2 is easily one of the best-playing first-person shooters on the planet. It knows what it needs to be for players to best enjoy it.

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know that Destiny 2 came out earlier this week. There's actually a story this time around.

Mostly because the original was a successful one, and fans expect that this sequel will be an overall improvement of the game.

It's yet another entry in the ongoing love-hate relationship between players and a developer that quixotically attempts to keep those fans from burning its community to the ground. A few threads on Reddit within the game's community received a lot of attention for their concern on how Bungie was limiting the use of the shaders as well. And while the game earned a devoted following of regular players, I wasn't alone in giving up. More importantly, its fresh slate gives players a chance to go back to the drawing board, and to reimagine their ideal space superhero. Sometimes, that's just by yourself. This is about as blatant a money grab as you'll ever see. I don't like them, but I do believe there is a healthy way to implement them into Destiny 2, and the way they're now being handled isn't it. You don't just play through a campaign or in a series of online matches. The sequel is a much-improved experience largely because it respects the player's time and gives more objective to the activities you perform in Bungie's virtual world.

Getting a stockpile of shaders doesn't beat just having a collection you can use at will, even if the shader drops were so frequent that you never ran out of the ones you want.

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"We're really trying to support a spectrum of players", says Noseworthy. It's more streamlined and focused, stripping players of all of their gear and levels to offer a completely fresh start for everyone involved. But I still want a game to play that's fun.

Visually, Destiny 2 is a great looking title.

Destiny 2, by comparison, has so much more to discover. Luckily, DualShockers reported that Bungie is fully aware of the Destiny 2 bugs and they are working on the issues at this time.

Read: Destiny 2: Which Edition to Buy? But the latter hit many a bump along its three-year journey. That poker night replacement Bungie hopes for? It didn't help that many key pieces of information were barely in the game itself. With Destiny chalked up as a learning experience, Destiny 2 is the culmination of Bungie's efforts to right their wrongs, and for the most part, it succeeds.

We've known that date for a while now, but Bungie have also fleshed out the rest of the weekly events coming in the game's first month.

For the game's most dedicated audience, though, it's a real problem that directly conflicts with the sense of ownership and in-game representation that's at the heart of the game. That's more confident in the product. In a bunch of ways that's been really motivating to the team. Plain and simple. This was a choice, and it was not a choice made with the enjoyment of the game in mind. "We have the talent, we have the people, we have the time, and with Destiny 2 we think players are gonna tell us whether we did that or not".

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