Bungie Delays Destiny 2 Patch to Preserve Employees’ Work-Life Balance

Destiny 2 fans want their game updated straight away, but Bungie doesn’t care. That’s because the developer has a conscience and actually cares about the mental health of its employees.

The revelation stems from an issue with Destiny 2’s Lord of Wolves shotgun, which is overpowered due to its ability to fire off multiple rounds in succession. Bungie said it would be shelving the fix until July because it was eager to maintain the work-life balance of its workers.

That’s good news coming from an industry often criticized for ridiculous work hours and crunch time.

“We could take the patch off the… off the ‘patch factory’, more or less, and ask people to work super long [hours] and add this thing in,” he said. “We’re having the conversation about, is it worth doing that? Or is it worth preserving work-life balance and ship it later, in July?

“That’s the 100%, god’s honest truth. It’s always a cost-benefit analysis for people who are working super hard.”


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