Activision/Blizzard’s second quarter financial results release shows that there is good reason for the tremendous amount of excitement surrounding Destiny.
The quarterly report makes very exciting news for investors and fans of the game in general. “…we believe [Destiny] will be the largest new intellectual property launch in videogame history…” the release reported
The company states that current pace for preorders is “tracking towards an industry record.” With 4.6 million gamers playing just the beta (the largest new console IP beta ever), the company will almost certainly reach their expectations.
With the confidence from the developer and the wide-spread fondness for the game from fans, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg spoke to the company’s plan to move forward with Destiny.
“we learned a lot by watching players engage with the game and hearing their feedback and Bungie is now making tweaks to optimize the game … I would describe these as tweaks and not major changes as we saw the fundamentals of the game to be very strong.”
Hirshberg also noted that feedback for the game was “nearly universally positive.” So for the very few fans that may have any gripes with the game and were hoping for change, you’re likely going to be let down.
However for the rest of Destiny fans, the hype for the September 9th release of the FPS is very much justified.