4 Reasons Why Bungie Needs to Announce ‘Destiny Remastered’ Now

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Just over a year old, The Last of Us Remastered has been released and is raking in even more money for its developer and publisher. While acknowledging that it’s a very high-quality title, some reviews have questioned the necessity of this version; at least so soon after its original release. The prevailing wisdom behind questioning such a practice is “Sure, it looks a bit better and runs a bit faster…but so what?”

Well, I say go for it. If you have the ability to cash in on a successful game by cleaning it up, repackaging it, and reselling it, then more power to you. In fact, why even wait until the full game is released? Case in point; the Destiny Beta just finished this weekend, and I think the best thing they could do is announce Destiny Remastered, and here are some reasons why.

They Can Recoup Some Costs

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Bungie has dropped $500 million into the Destiny franchise. FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS! Okay, that number has been disputed in recent weeks so maybe it isn’t that much. Also, I’m sure it will end up making a lot of money and will very likely make back its investment, but you can bet they’re spending an ass-load of money on this thing. While there’s certainly no danger of Activision ever going broke any time soon, no doubt there are at least a few people sweating about whether or not Destiny is going to be a hit. But hey, you have to spend money to make money, so why not spend a little bit more money afterwards so you can clean it up and push it out again in a shiny new package?

Some people will be content to play the crappy ugly terrible version they bought on launch day and forego the beautiful exquisite ultimate version, but there are enough gamer Smiths out there who will drop another $40-$60 to keep up with the Joneses.

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  • Zarathos No Daimaōh

    “Bungie has dropped $500 million into Destiny. FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.”

    Nope , they pumped that into a franchise , not a single game . They’ll release expansions and at some point Destiny 2 or even 3 , with those 500 millions

    • spideynut71

      Not to mention, it’s ACTIVISION that is spending that money, NOT Bungie. It’s a 10-yr contract for a reason ; they need to make sure they have plenty of time to recoup their investment, and profit off of the franchise (which they’ll likely do rather easily). But it’s hard to nit-pick a joke article (at least I hope to hell that’s what this crap is).

  • Convergence87

    Didn’t kotick say that and then someone else in the company deny it a few weeks later

  • Luis Solia Ser

    I’m sick of reading that they’ve already wasted 500 Million DOLLARS! That’s never been true, Activision made a deal with them to support the game for I think 10 years with those 500 MILLION DOLLARS! So if you put it that way they are spending 50-60 Every year, still a lot.

  • Shawn

    been confirmed 300 million to make destiny and the rest of the money is advertisement etc… but destiny is very underwhelming opposed to all the hype it is getting and after the beta and learning one explorable area on each planet the picture becomes clear last gen is holding this game back by far, so destiny 2 will be what the vision for destiny one was, and the multiplayer is nowhere as groundbreaking as halo was and i dont think it will have that lasting appeal …

  • BadPiggie123

    Stupid.

  • asadachi

    This article tried to give me brain damage

  • twinspectre

    this article is made by Modern Dumb Gamers for Modern Dumb Gamers

    • https://www.facebook.com/TheGamingAlcoholic The Gaming Alcoholic

      Yes, because you’re the standard we all should live by. Glad to see you’re still spreading your filth.

  • twinspectre

    @MikeEaton

  • Anarky

    I think this a joke article.

    • Benjamin Anson ツ

      Ya think?

  • Thomas Pach

    That was funny as hell. But we WILL see the remastered version of Destiny in March 2015. It’s called the PC version.

  • oo7PorscheMGS

    The Last of Us was remade for the PS4 for people who missed it on PS3 / people who didn’t have PS3. Simple as that. Also, it’s THE most awarded game in history (don’t know how many times I’ve said this, but I’ll keep saying it;) so fans like me would LOVE to play this beauty again on the PS4 and have a version of it that looks+plays even better.

    • Leon Matthews

      You are wrong, grand theft auto 5 is THE highest rated game ever

      • oo7PorscheMGS

        I wasnt talking about reviews..I was talking about awards. Last of Us has 200+ game of the year awards….more than any other game. I love gtaV / online is huge too, but last of us’ story is just amazingly good. GTA is damn funny tho, gotta love Trevor lol.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Needs a sarcasm tag.

  • Justin Tata

    i can’t see the difference this guy is trying to portrait. I hope this guy is being sarcastic. I do not want to spend even more money than I already have. i’m sick about spending just $10 for the Last of Us 4 PS4. I used the gamestop trade in promotion and thats the amount that I spent seeing as how I was going to buy the add on anyways for $20.

    • bdanek

      Maybe if you looked at what this “guy” was trying to portray instead of gazing at portraits you would then see the forest rather than the trees.

  • Shawn Petraschuk

    If you can’t see the satire in this you need to quit the internet pretty much…. right meow. Thanks Mike… you gave me my early morning laughs I needed to get through the rest of my hellish day with the wife and kids, err, ADORING FAMILY.

  • ccnorris

    We all know a major market that will help them recoup that 500m USD is… pc users. I know it will eventually come out, but probably easier to develop static versions for four platforms (which they did develop on pc) than add a complex version that requires scaling for multiple systems and support for more graphics cards etc.

    I wonder if the PC version does hit, if they will go with AMD, since 3/4 platforms they are releasing it for use AMD/ATI tech.

    I am just curious how they are going to maintain profitability, through micro-transactions or DLC (which DLC can be a nightmare upon itself.)

    And yes, this needs a huge fat SATIRE tag on it. I mean, I wonder if people would think he was serious if he was upset over there being no Wii U version. :S

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  • Dominus

    Come on ..someone talking about detail but was born in 1844? I admire you making it to 170 years old though