After years of publishing weekly Destiny 2 news, updates, and future content releases, Bungie is officially removing the classic TWAB branding in its This Week at Bungie blog post. The brand, which launched in 2016 to focus exclusively on Destiny as a franchise, was previously known as the “Bungie Weekly Update” and is still undergoing further changes.
For a long time, Bungie had no reason to rename TWAB, as the developer’s main focus was Destiny 2, but the studio is making some big changes, and its weekly blog posts will reflect this. While the blog will continue as usual, Destiny fans may make some adjustments in the near future.
For this week’s Destiny 2 blog post, Bungie took the time to clarify that TWAB no longer exists. Instead, it was renamed This Week in Destiny, or TWID for short. While the blog doesn’t detail the reasons for this decision, it does mention that it has a lot to do with Bungie’s revival of the live service for the marathon series. With Bungie promising that TWID will be business as usual, it’s likely that Marathon will release its own weekly blog post series at some point, whose acronym candidate is simply TWIM.
Marathon is currently in the early stages of development, and Bungie is keeping mum on any details about its product. It’ll be a real-time service extraction shooter with PvP and PvE elements, and it won’t be a direct sequel to any previous Marathon games. While there’s little information about Marathon right now, Bungie is apparently ready to start releasing more information in the future.
With a striking art style and a new direction for Bungie, it’s clear that Marathon is already very promising. It makes sense that Bungie would act early to ensure that information about Marathon was officially shared without overriding Destiny’s own publications. However, now that Bungie’s attention is divided by at least two major franchises, it’s not hard to see why some Destiny fans might be concerned about this development.
Of course, posting an official blog post doesn’t necessarily mean taking responsibility. Bungie has avoided commenting on Destiny 2’s missing features in the past, and while some of the community’s concerns did come up in the TWAB post, it’s only natural given that the studio might want to avoid discussing such issues. So Marathon’s own inevitable weekly blog posts may fall prey to the same problems.
Destiny 2 is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.