"We Know We've Lost A Lot Of Your Trust": Bungie Finally Makes Public Statement Amid Layoffs

Bungie hopes for a brighter future.

Troy Blackburn
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Bungie Finally Makes Public Statement Amid Layoffs

Bungie has penned a letter regarding the layoffs at the studio and the delays surrounding Destiny 2. In it, the company acknowledges that they have lost the trust of the playerbase given the feedback for Lightfall and the responses to the reveal of The Final Shape.

Reports indicate that Bungie is currently in dire straights amid these layoffs and delays, and the big question remains: Can they turn it around with a now smaller team?

Here is the statement in full:

"This has been one of the most difficult weeks in our studio’s history, as we’ve parted ways with people we respect and admire. We’ve spent this week supporting one another, including those who are at the studio, as well as friends and colleagues who no longer are.

"We want to acknowledge the feedback and concerns you have about Lightfall and recent Seasons, as well as your responses to the reveal of The Final Shape. We know we have lost a lot of your trust. Destiny needs to surprise and delight. We haven’t done this enough and that’s going to change.

"To us the path forward is clear: We need to make The Final Shape an unforgettable Destiny experience. We want to build something that will be regarded alongside the best games we’ve ever made – a fitting culmination that honors the journey we’ve been on together for the past ten years. Forsaken, The Witch Queen, and The Taken King – these are the standard bearers we aim to live up to.

"We are intensely focused on exceeding your expectations for The Final Shape. Destiny 2 has more than 650 dedicated teammates pouring all their energy and expertise into delivering this epic moment and its subsequent Episodes.

"In the weeks ahead, you’ll be hearing more from us about what’s next on the short-term horizon, beginning with our next Season in late November. Afterwards, we’ll begin to unpack our team’s bigger, bolder, and brighter vision for The Final Shape, as well as the bridge we plan to build to take us all out of this Darkness and into the Light."

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Troy Blackburn
Troy Blackburn, News Editor

Troy “Noobfridge” Blackburn has been reporting on the video game industry for over a decade. Whether it’s news, editorials, gameplay videos, or streams, Noobfridge never fails to present his honest opinion whether those hot takes prove to be popular or not.

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Discussion (2)

zariarn 6 months ago
The could give back all the content they stole from players years ago and fix the issues. Nah, they rather virtue signal on social media instead.

goobert 6 months ago
I'd be happy if the fixed the f*** game lmao


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