Destiny's The Taken King won't have a highly-anticipated raid at launch, but Bungie assures fans it's worth the wait.
It may not be what you expected, but Destiny remains one of the most-played games of 2014, and its upcoming "The Taken King" expansion certainly adds to the appeal. This DLC campaign will include new enemies, story missions, a huge new location to explore, and even Nolan North's voice. But what it won't have - at least at lauch - is the six-player raid Bungie promised would be its biggest yet.
"Its not going to be available on day one," expansion director Luke Smith said during PAX Prime 2015. "We definitely have a plan for when it's going to be available. I'm not going to announce the plan for it on the YouTube gaming stage. But I promise for people who are excited about the raid will know when it's time to take time off work. We'll give em' a heads up."
This news will certainly disappoint Destiny fans, especially those who already felt the game mismanaged its content. At the same time, if The Taken King's raid is as impressive as Bungie claims, it's entirely possible the team needs some additional time to fine-tune the experience. After all, we've already see Triple-A developers delay entire games for that very reason - it's just strange to see it happen with a specific feature of an expansion. Assuming, of course, that quality concerns are the reason for this delay in the first place.
Regardless, most of The Taken King will arrive in Destiny on Sept. 15, 2015.