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Destiny 2 is Activision's "Biggest PC Launch"

Activision Publishing announces that Destiny 2 is the biggest PC game launch in the company's history. Here's word, where they do not offer any hard numbers:

Based on units, Destiny 2 has outsold Destiny, hailed as the “biggest new video game IP launch in history” at the time. The highly-acclaimed sequel is the first Activision title launched on Battle.net, and is the biggest PC launch in Activision Publishing history. The game has earned more than 90 awards and nominations to date. Activision and Bungie also released the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for Amazon Alexa, a first of its kind for games, allowing players to ask Alexa and Ghost to perform in-game tasks.

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22. Re: Destiny 2 is Activision's Dec 20, 2017, 16:47 Flatline
 
Suppa7 wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 16:35:
ledhead1969 wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 16:26:
I don't get all the hate.

Then you should go pick up some retro copies of quake 1/2/3 and download user made mods, maps and levels. The thing with new AAA games is they remove control from the player and make you pay for what used to be free and everyone shared. The level of fuck you in modern AAA games is off the charts. You really don't understand how badly PC games have been fucked over with this new generation of kiddies who never gamed on PC during the 90's.

If you really want to understand the rage, go pickup old PC games made during the 90's, their level editors and maps/mods. You'll start to understand why there is such rage at modern gaming.

The heady days of highly moddable FPS games ended almost 15 years ago. AAA games are always closely linked with commercialism, and always have been. But then again a lot of the indie games I've played lately haven't exactly been encouraging to mod communities either.

I think a large portion of that is just gone. We've moved on from mods to whole dev kits where you can build your game from the ground up instead of skinning over a machine gun to look like a pulse rifle. I can install the Unreal engine and just go. If I create my own assets I have access to the engine. Same for Unity, Lumberyard, etc...

Honestly, a mod system for Destiny or Call of Duty probably wouldn't see a huge scene. There are frankly better tools now and the opportunity for the most passionate of what would have been the mod community in decades past to get compensated for their work.

The only thing I miss is the ability to build and add maps to a game. That hasn't moved on. Some of the all-time classics that we still play variants of today started as community maps in Quake or Doom and some of the best mappers in the industry started by making community maps.
 
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