I've been wondering about this question ever since Activision claimed the game would have a ten-year lifespan.
How long do you envision yourself playing Destiny ? I mean, I'm betting you won't play it for a decade, but do you even see yourself playing it for two or three years?
From an MMO standpoint (if that's what we're calling this game), it's perfectly feasible that gamers will spend years with this title. It happens all the time with MMOs like EverQuest and World of Warcraft ; if we're talking about a continually supported, persistent open-world structure, there's no reason why gamers can't get hooked for extended periods of time. Then again, Destiny isn't exactly like those other games, and I wonder if, despite the support and longevity, it has the staying power.
I don't doubt the game will endure for a long time, and it should continue to attract new players as time goes on. I know Activision didn't mean that gamers who bought Destiny day one would still be playing the game in 2024. At least, I assume that's not what they meant. They just mean the game will continue to entice new players for a long time, and I'm fine with that. I'd just like to know the average amount of time a player ultimately spends with Destiny ; it'd be a very interesting statistic to know four or five years down the road.