Destiny 2 Season of the Lost is a Long Season for a Reason
Bungie doesn’t have more time, we do.
Season of the Lost is a bonus season. It’s the season that Bungie threw in because it didn’t know that it wouldn’t have time to finish The Witch Queen in time for 2021. While it’s had record engagement from Guardians, there also seems to be some confusion about what Bungie is doing with the season. It’s not giving us something extra and looking to release even more content, it’s trying to give itself enough time to get The Witch Queen done.
Bungie has deliberately given us an extremely long season to bridge the gap between now and The Witch Queen. There’s a hole in the content, but that’s deliberate. Sure, Bungie has been working pretty hard to ensure that we still get something out of this season, but it’s not working as hard as it usually would be on a season.
There are loads of Guardians putting comments out there saying that Bungie should do something because Season of the Lost is a particularly long season. The developer could fix something in a dungeon, make a new reward, or any number of things. The issue is, if it does that, it’s taking development time away from The Witch Queen.
Bungie isn’t a developer that does crunch. Staff aren’t expected to work long hours in the final weeks leading up to the launch of a game or expansion. They’re all given the time they need to see their family, have a normal life structure, and live outside of their job. That’s called a work/life balance. It’s unhealthy for people to work too hard on games and crunch in those last weeks or months.
The bottom line here is that Guardians need to stop asking Bungie to do so much for Season of the Lost. The developer is trying, but it’s not possible to make this season live up to the lofty heights of the past year with The Witch Queen looming. I think that Bungie did a great job getting something out and making this delay go as smoothly as it has done. For that, I’m willing to give it all the time it needs to in order to produce an incredible expansion.
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