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Gamer Outrage Forced Bungie To Cancel Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris Stream

Destiny 2.Marco Verch/Flickr

It seems not a week goes by that yet another Destiny 2 controversy hits the community. The most recent source of gamer outrage centers on the revelation that Bungie was sabotaging players from gaining experience points (XP). This forced the developers to cancel a scheduled live stream of the title’s first expansion called Curse of Osiris in order to address the growing discontent among players.

The stream for the title’s first major expansion was supposed to start on Wednesday, Gamespot reports. However, thanks to the recent tension that’s brewing between Bungie and the community after the discovery of XP throttling in Destiny 2, the developers thought that it would be unwise to go ahead with the event.

In Bungie’s developer forums, David "DeeJ" Dague wrote that their efforts will be diverted to investigating the issues that gamers have regarding the game. Interestingly, Dague didn’t specifically talk about the XP shenanigans that was only revealed thanks to the snooping of industrious players.

“Tomorrow, we had planned to conduct the final stream prior to the launch of “Curse of Osiris” to show off some of the weapons and armor the expansion includes. Instead, we are investing all our efforts into delivering some higher priority information about Destiny 2. You’ll hear from studio leadership about their assessment of Destiny all up, they’ll talk about our goals for the game going forward, and you’ll also learn about how we’re reacting to your feedback with some game updates that will arrive in the next few weeks,” the post reads.

This might be the best thing that Bungie can do right now as the player base is currently going through a crisis of faith, Polygon notes. Launching Curse of Osiris could certainly reinvigorate fans, but simply ignoring the plight of its consumers could have potentially huge ramifications for the future of the franchise and the developers themselves.

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