Bungie’s general counsel, Don McGowan, explained why the company has launched multiple lawsuits against members of the Destiny 2 community over the past few years.
In an interview with Axios, McGowan shared that the main driver behind the lawsuit, targeting Destiny cheaters, troublemakers and troublemakers, was to improve the state of the game’s community. “In our view, removing harassment and abuse from our community is not only the right thing to do, it’s the right thing to do,” McGowan said. “This is an issue that affects many studios in the industry, and it’s important to deal with it in order to maintain a healthy and happy community that wants to play your games.”
Although it can be difficult to track down instigators due to the anonymity of usernames and high legal costs, Bungie believes that eradicating them is worth the effort and money of a strong community. Employees are also concerned that the company has received a significant amount of online harassment from Destiny’s players. McGowan is committed to protecting the “integrity of our players’ experience.”
Since last year, Bungie has gone after a number of individuals and groups that it believes have ruined the Destiny experience for many people. In the year In 2021, Bungie teamed up with Ubisoft to sue the creators of Destiny 2 cheats. Earlier this year, Bungie sued a player who targeted YouTube channels for downloading fake copyrights. The company recently filed a lawsuit against a player who allegedly repeatedly harassed a Bungie employee. “Anyone else who volunteers as a defendant to target Bungie’s community for violence will face serious consequences,” part of the lawsuit reads.