Bungie Studios continues to face problems. The company apologized a few weeks ago for not meeting expectations regarding announced content, and they also announced a wave of layoffs that affected 8% of the company’s staff. All of this is leading the video game to experience its worst moment since its launch, to the extent that it’s breaking all existing negative player average records.
Forbes was the publication that noticed Destiny 2’s player count over the last 30 days. Since the PC version moved to Steam, Bungie Studios’ game had never before seen such a low average player count: 34,328, with a peak of 59,076.
What’s peculiar is that even last month, the number was very low at 42,140 average players, indicating a consistent downward trend in Destiny 2 that seems to be worsening. Naturally, these numbers are far from the highest ever recorded, like when 316,651 players engaged after the Lightfall expansion release in February 2023.
It’s worth noting that this player decline isn’t solely due to content scarcity and the studio’s rough situation but also because of the plethora of game releases in the past two months. August, September, and October saw the launch of exceptional games contending for Game of the Year, such as Baldur’s Gate 3, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and Alan Wake 2.
Bungie Studios pointed out a few weeks ago that they continue working to provide the best possible content, always taking into account players’ feedback and complaints.