Since it was first announced Bungie has made no secret of the fact that Destiny has a plan, a long, decade-length plan. With the beginning of the game’s second year of content landing this fall with The Taken King, Bungie has clarified that your Destiny characters aren’t going anywhere, and will be with you for the next ten years.

In an interview with Gamesrader, Engineering Lead Luke Timmins promised as much, saying, “We certainly take it seriously that Destiny is a ten-year thing. It’s a long-term thing and with these adventures that we’re adding my contract to you – and any player – is that your Guardian will always be there.” While there is really no telling how much the game will change over the next ten years, this of course comes as a comfort to players that have already sunk hundreds of hours into their guardians.

That said, going forward it remains to be seen just how Bungie will handle new players and overall progression in the game’s continued expansions and sequels. These questions are still far off however as we wait for Destiny’s third content release, The Taken King, shown to be a sizable expansion to the game, to arrive this fall. Adding new subclasses, competitive maps, story missions, and even a raid, look for The Taken King September 15th when it lands for $40.

What do you think of your Destiny character staying with you for the next decade? Let us know in the comments.