David Dague, communications director at Bungie, has moved to quell fears that Destiny’s dedicated PvP offering, The Crucible, is getting the boot. In short? It’s not going anywhere.

Speculation on the future of the Crucible, which sees Guardians going head-to-head in all manner of different modes, among which includes the tough-as-nails Iron Banner, was put into question this week after a Forbes article on the subject, plus a number of departures from Bungie.

As a result, Dague took the opportunity to address the situation on a recent livestream, and it’s clear Bungie has no intention of ditching the mode.

'I know there’s been a lot of community chatter about the Crucible,' he commented. 'There’s been a lot of speculations about our plans. We want to absolutely go on record and say that there are members of the development team who come into Bungie every day to work on Destiny. And they’re hard at work, upstairs, right now, on future evolutions for the Crucible.'

If that wasn't clear enough, Bungie's community manager, Dylan Gafner, also chimed in with a more definitive answer on Twitter, which you can see below.

So, what's next for Destiny? Well, Bungie's now fully in charge of the IP after splitting with Activision, and Destiny 3 is rumoured to be launching in 2020. Still, Destiny 2 still has a bunch of content to keep you busy for the rest of the year, and possibly beyond that, too. 

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