Whatever additional content Bungie releases for its online shooter Destiny in the next year won't be in the form of massive, paid DLC, says senior designer Derek Carroll.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Carroll said that content will be smaller, more regular, and free.

“Rather than doing these giant, monolithic DLC packs, everybody who’s an owner of Taken King can enjoy these things,” he said.

"Basically the live team is charged with maintaining the game and keeping players happy, feeding them new content and surprising them with things they didn’t expect.”

The first notable examples of smaller "events" have come in the form of the Festival of the Lost, which took place over Halloween, and the Sparrow Racing League, which launches today.

Semi-regular Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris events also fall into Bungie's plan.

It is expected that cosmetic microtransactions like emotes will help to fund the free content.

As far as larger expansions go, rumour has it that the next one will release in late 2016, and is internally codenamed Destiny 2.