Bungie has been very generous in regards to what fans can expect in Destiny 2. In addition to new features that will be implemented in the upcoming shooter, the developer revealed that a key feature in its predecessor would not be returning.
According to Bungie, the Grimoire cards will not be coming back in the sequel. For those that are unaware what these Grimoire cards are, they were a type of award players received after completing certain in-game actions (e.g. discovering a new location or killing a particular enemy), these cards could then contribute to your overall Grimoire score.
During an interview with Forbes, Steve Cotton was asked whether the sequel would incorporate the cards that relayed the game’s plot. “The answer to that question is ‘no,’ Cotton said. “[T]he reason it’s ‘no’ is because we want to put the lore in the game.”
According to Cotton, the reason for abandoning the Grimoire cards was to allow players the opportunity to discover Destiny’s lore on their terms, by investing time into the single-player campaign as well as exploring the in-game universe.
“We want people tp be able to find the lore. All the story is told through the Adventures, it’s told through the characters in the world, it’s told through the campaign and it’s told through the scannable you find throughout the world.”
Hopefully, this will help clear up massive plot holes from the first game. I am excited to see how Bungie will introduce exploration into the game’s narrative.
Destiny 2 is set to launch on September 8th, 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.