Future 2 gamers haven’t seen a brand new enemy faction because the Forsaken growth over 5 years in the past. There’s a motive why gamers maintain Forsaken as a main instance of what an growth needs to be, and that motive is why Future 2 wants a brand new enemy faction greater than ever.
Yearly since Forsaken, gamers have been clamoring for a brand new race of foes to problem themselves towards. Sadly, for the previous 5 years, we’ve got had nothing however reskinned variations of what we’ve been battling towards because the begin of Future 1. At this level, I’m certain a number of the neighborhood would even take pleasure in one other form of Taken faction that takes the enemies we all know and basically modifications them to really feel very completely different. Sadly, none of that has been or seems to be to be a factor.
The closest factor gamers bought to a brand new enemy faction was Lightfall’s Tormentor miniboss and The Witch Queen’s Hive Lightbearers. It’s merely not sufficient as a result of neither of these issues provide sufficient selection and replayability. Since you aren’t going to see Lucent Brood outdoors of The Witch Queen content, nor Tormentor’s outdoors of Lightfall content material. Whereas a complete new faction can and has been the main focus of a whole season and even a number of expansions. Which is strictly what occurred with the Scorn being present in three separate Locations, Strikes, Dungeons, Gambit, and many others.
A brand new enemy faction may additionally profit Bungie as an organization. Most notably, they might use the inclusion of a brand new faction to attract hype for an upcoming growth or seasonal content material, doubtlessly rising preorders. Particularly if these reveals provide even higher challenges than earlier than. Moreover, a brand new flashy enemy faction in trailers may each usher in new gamers in addition to returning veterans. So, what would a brand new enemy Faction appear like within the Bungie universe?
Properly, years in the past, there was some idea artwork revealed at a conference the place Future 1 was current and talked about. Throughout the time they had been on stage, they confirmed off idea artwork for a race of bug-like individuals with options that earned them the title ‘Moth Individuals.’ Whereas it’s stated that these moth individuals finally grew to become the Hive because the idea was developed, I really feel like Bungie may return to that idea and switch it into one thing new for gamers to take pleasure in.
What I may think about for a future episode past The Ultimate Form, and even in The Ultimate Form could be two opposing races of those Moth those who have lived within the Traveler for millennia, aren’t very technologically superior, however use, domesticate, and evolve the powers of Mild and Darkish in opposing methods. I really feel like Bungie may craft a narrative round these two opposing Moth civilizations that offers gamers the selection to affix one aspect or the opposite.
Then after the top of The Ultimate Form, these two new factions might be organically added to pre-existing PvE content material after escaping the Traveler. If I’m being trustworthy, that’s one factor that I used to be fairly dissatisfied with relating to the Lucent Brood’s Hive Lightbearers. That they by no means confirmed up as a shock encounter in non-Witch Queen content material. What a missed alternative! Strikes, Nightfalls, and Dungeons may have simply been spiced up if Bungie created a system the place sure encounters might be a buffed model of something already within the recreation.
At any time when we do get a brand new enemy faction from Bungie, I hope it’s utilized in as some ways as potential. Gamers like new content material, however additionally they like surprises and unpredictability. Take Warframe, for example. Should you kill a boss, then there’s a probability that in a random future mission that you’ll be invaded and hunted by a strong geared enemy referred to as the Stalker that fights like a fellow Warframe. I believe it might be sensible for Bungie to faucet into one thing like that for Future 2 going ahead—particularly when that enemy is a part of a newly launched enemy faction.