the dawn of Destiny
Since, Guardians everywhere have already been asking for the opportunity to change their characters post-creation. That’s still a no-go, sorry for the false hope, but Bungie is making core changes to the type customization for new Guardians.
“We realize that how your Guardians look is essential for you,” opened engineering designer David Aldridge in a recently available Bungie post. He continued, “And we’ve long wished to add more player customization to Destiny.” Unfortunately, those changes need to happen and the existing creation system is heavily restricted yet. Luckily, it appears like that will be changing later on, though no word on post-creation recreation still, but existing characters will be seeing small tweaks.
Aldridge explained, “Our original system for player faces had some combinatoric content authoring problems – for instance, every decal needed to be authored custom for every player face permutation completely. This prevented us from extending this certain section of the game with an increase of content and features. We’ve upgraded to a a lot more capable system (with e.g. runtime decal projection), which hopefully to leverage for more player customization options later on.”
It’s clearly needed, my homegirl is powerful but she ain’t cute
Luckily, Bungie is reviewing existing player models by using its Diversity Committee and Employee Resource Groups to improve existing player heads, which explains why Guardians could see their created characters looking a tad bit differently already. Later on for new Guardians, however, the studio is building completely new face shapes in order to make the game’s character creation more diversified.
The goal here’s to permit players to produce a Guardian in-game they can see themselves as. It is a pretty common goal with many games which have character creation even though the graphics for creating characters in Destiny are stunning, the options have become limited.
Between character customization tweaks and transmog coming aswell soon, our Guardians are likely to pretty be lookin’ dang. Currently, my Warlock really needs a helmet on all the time as the armor set makes her appear to be a punk rock drag queen and I really like her, but you can find stats that other sets have that I’d want to transmog and equip instead.
Now we just need Bungie to have a page from Dragon Age’s Black Emporium so we are able to change our faces, hair, and much more for those folks (it me) that made some grave errors in judgement.
Anyway, Destiny 2: Beyond Light arrives on November 10.