Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has said that Destiny's microtransactions and paid expansions are both selling well, while on an earnings call on November 3rd. Because of this, Destiny players can expect to see more of both in the future, at the same time.
"I think they're already co-existing," Hirshberg said in response to an analyst's question. "We had a full year of expansions to the game that have been very well received and sold quite well. More recently, you've seen us introduce smaller, in-game purchases that allow people to customize their experience and express themselves; those have been very well received and have sold well also. I think we've already shown that DLC and microtransactions can co-exist and that our community is hungry for more great content."
When asked if Destiny was changing its business model to favor microtransactions over paid expansions. Hirshberg didn't respond with anything definitive.
"As far as any shifts in strategy, I don't have any announcments today, but I think we have a lot of options at our disposal," he said. "And the reason for that of course is that we have such great engagement with this game."
Hirshberg noted that on average Destiny players spend around three hours per day in the game. That figure was described as "astounding."
Destiny's paid expansions have included The Dark Below, House of Wolves, and The Taken King. Microtransactions meanwhile, were introduced in October beginning with emotes.
In other recent Destiny news, the game has now reached 25 million registered players. Hirshberg said he expects Destiny, the Legendary Edition (which includes the base game and all its DLC) to sell well during the holiday season and extend the playerbase further.