There is no denying the Destiny franchise has become one of the most popular in the world of video games following vanilla Destiny’s launch on September 9th, 2014. Fast Forward five years to today and the franchise has evolved in a whole array of ways that include multiple expansions and a full-blown sequel. The Destiny community has become one of the largest and most passionate in the video game world, and plenty of popular content creators have grown full-time careers out of their work with Destiny. With there being so much to celebrate and look back on, the Destiny community has been in full force when it comes to celebrating the fifth anniversary of the franchise’s existence on September 9th, 2019.
Many notable members of the Destiny community have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the revolutionary franchise turning five-years-old today. We have gathered together some of them below for your viewing convenience.
On this date five years ago @DestinyTheGame launched
It has been and remains a big part of my life, both at the office and in my game time at home.
Happy Birthday? Happy Anniversary? I don’t know which?
But I’m glad this game is around.
— Luke Smith (@thislukesmith) September 9, 2019
Five years ago, I was wrapped in a blanket in my friends garage playing Destiny, as a fan.
I could write a 50 tweet diary entry on how much this game has changed my life, but I’m so very excited to read your stories.
Cheers, to Destiny, this community, and to the years to come. pic.twitter.com/wtRnOIzFY2
— dmg04 (@A_dmg04) September 9, 2019
Can’t believe it’s been 5 years.
Destiny has forever changed my life. I’ve seen it bring so many people together over the years. What a privilege it is to help manage this community.
We aren’t done yet. More adventures await. pic.twitter.com/UGeIwDheFK
Combing first-person shooter gameplay with an MMO world and RPG elements, the Destiny franchise is easily one of the most unique gaming experiences a player can find in today’s video game industry. While the franchise has not been perfect, it has led to countless enjoyable memories for millions of players across the world in the past five years.
The future of the Destiny franchise moving forward from its fifth anniversary is looking extremely bright with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Shadowkeep expansion for Destiny 2. There is also the official launch of Destiny 2: New Light to look forward to where the popular franchise will become free-to-play and allow for even more Guardians to be created and enjoy the labor of love Bungie has been building over the past five years.
What is your favorite memory from the past five years playing the Destiny franchise? Let us know over on Twitter at @primagames!