I have no proof of this, but I suspect D2 is pretty much on autopilot at this point. Maybe a few hot fixes after each of the remaining DLCs to fix critical issues, but other than that, D2’s final state has pretty much been scripted straight through the end of its life. The only other thing we can expect are the predetermined/seasonal meta shifts that are supposed to “keeping the game fresh” but generally just piss everyone off.
[quote]I have no proof of this, but I suspect D2 is pretty much on autopilot at this point. [/quote] Probably. It's what they did to D1. Bungo turned it over to the Live Team to curate while the rest of the big swinging dicks went to work full-time on D2. Of course, the Live Team was why so many things got done in D1 even though it was still far from perfect.
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Edited by Blump: 1/26/2019 6:36:57 PMI just have this feeling that it might be even more true this time around. The live team did a good job with D1 even if I didn’t care for all of the changes they made. Just seems like they are even slower to respond than they have been in the past. Can’t say that I blame them. I’m sure D2 took a lot of effort even if it did miss the mark so completely with the players. I’m sure it’s discouraging to say the least. My guess is that Bungie is cutting their losses on D2 and just letting it run its course and having the majority of even the live team focus on D3 or whatever their next IP is going to be. I also wouldn’t rule out the possibility that the Destiny franchise as a whole is being abandoned in favor of a fresh start on a new IP.