While players are celebrating Destiny 2's return to glory, publisher Activision is unhappy with its current sales performance.
Discussion of the game's sales came during an earnings call, in which the publisher noted the title "did not achieve our commercial expectations", and that "there is still work to do to fully reengage the core Destiny fanbase."
"Some players we think are still in 'wait and see' mode," said Activision COO Coddy Johnson. "When you’re in, you’re deeply engaged, and if you’re not, we’re hoping now’s the time. We’re working to bring players back in and win them back."
Despite the lower-than-expected sale figures, Destiny 2's latest expansion, Forsaken earned high critical praise. In our review, Ben Allen scoring it 9/10.
It's likely that the cost of the expansion, which is the same as a full game, coupled with a lacklustre annual pass is responsible for the reluctance by many [this writer included] to continue playing.
In recent months the barrier to entry has been lowered for many, with the game being offered for free as part of PlayStation Plus' free games for September, while it was made free on PC just last week to celebrate its release on Battle.net.