Destiny has been a hugely successful game, with millions of copies sold around the world. However, some players, including myself, have dropped out of the experience, stashing their copy away for some unknown future use. Apparently this behavior has been troubling to the game’s developer Bungie as they have sent out surveys asking players why they haven’t been playing Destiny lately.
The surveys came to light thanks to Reddit user unknownRNG, who received an email from Bungie asking “why haven’t you been playing Destiny lately” and “how likely are you to play Destiny again in the future”. The company was extremely thorough in providing possible reasons why someone might have stopped playing the online first-person shooter.
Possible answers include “I don’t have anyone to play with, I’ve run out of things to do, Engame content is too challenging, I don’t like recent changes made to the game, I don’t have enough time to play, new games came out that I’d rather play, I don’t own The Taken King,” and “too much repetition or too much grinding.”
Bungie and their publisher Activision don’t release official player counts for Destiny, so there is no way to know exactly how many people might have abandoned the game. There has been a fairly large community backlash against the game ever since it released, complaining about many of the issues offered as answers above. However, there has never been a way to tell if this group of complainers was actually large, or just a vocal minority.
With Bungie sending out these emails it appears that the quitters might be becoming a problem, but that is just speculation. Likewise this could just be an initiative to get lax players back into the game at random points. Recent rumors have said that Destiny 2 has been delayed, so Bungie could also be trying to shore up their community for the longer than expected wait.