The exclusive collector’s edition content for Destiny‘s The Taken King expansion will now be available to purchase separately for $20.
In an attempt to quash fan fury towards Destiny, Bungie has released a special blog post that details how fans will now be able to access the exclusive content without having to pay $79.99 to purchase the Collector’s Edition of Destiny.
The creative director of The Taken King, Luke Smith, has also addressed the controversy surrounding his interview with Eurogamer, published earlier this week. In a post on Bungie’s official blog, he admitted that if people didn’t know him, they’d be justified in thinking he was an “asshat” based on the statements he made during the interview. Smith’s full statement follows.
“I am Luke Smith, Creative Director on Destiny: The Taken King.
Many, many years ago, I wrote to you each week in this spot. We talked about Battle Rifles, we talked about stuff we weren’t going to talk about, and at some point I did a horrible hand-drawing of an upcoming map and teased you with it in the Weekly Update.
Anyone who knows me knows I can be sarcastic, anyone who remembers podcasts I’ve done knows that I can be pretty blunt, and anyone who’s watched me in a ViDoc knows I’m pretty unpolished.
However, most of you don’t know me.
Reading my interview with Eurogamer and imagining it came from some random developer of a game I love – that random developer looks like an Asshat.
But that Asshat was me – and those words rightfully anger you.
My words made it sound as if Bungie doesn’t care about their most loyal fans.
We do care. We are listening. And we will make it right.
Here’s what we’re doing about the Collector’s Edition of Destiny: The Taken King…”
As well as the Collector’s Edition content being made available for $20 (UK pricing to be confirmed), there will also be VIP rewards for players who have a level 30 character and already own both The Dark Below and House of Wolves expansions, including a new shader, emblem and sparrow.
In what has been a difficult week for Bungie, more details are sure to emerge very soon.