Bungie has in many ways successfully launched the sequel to their most-popular FPS franchise. The developer successfully manages to build up hype before the game’s launch and addressed some of its predecessor’s shortcomings. “Destiny 2” is surprisingly more accessible for both casual and hardcore players based on the number of long-time and brand new users. It has reportedly attracted a lot of notable personalities like famed American film director, John Carpenter, who acknowledged that he has become a big fan of the sci-fi shooter. According to a recent interview, the horror film master also admittedly considers himself a Guardian.

John Carpenter picks up ‘Destiny 2’

Known for his films like “Halloween,” “The Thing,” “They Live,” and more, John Carpenter was recently interviewed by (coincidentally) The Guardian, a British daily newspaper. The director apparently revealed that he occupies himself while in his spare time with “Destiny 2.” Fans should note that the last time the horror icon publicly talked about anything related to video games was back in 2013. It was during that time when he notably wanted to direct a film adaptation of the science fiction survival horror title from Visceral Games and Electronic Arts, “Dead Space.” Furthermore, Carpenter revealed that he also “stupidly” bought a copy of the critically-panned “Aliens: Colonial Marines” around that period.

Opinion about the game

During his interview, the journalist asked him about his thoughts regarding the difficulty of the game. He answered with “Oh, it is hard. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to learning how to play it. At my age why not? It keeps me out of trouble.” We find it interesting that he still finds the time for a couple of games given his busy schedule with several projects.

Based on his talk with the British newspaper, it seems like this is more than just a passing fancy. Perhaps we might catch a glimpse of some of his Crucible matches in the future.

Other celebrities who love the game

John Carpenter is not the only celebrity who loves Bungie’s latest installment. WWE star The Big Show was confirmed to be a big fan of the original game, which we can assume applies to its sequel.

Another WWE mainstay “The Bulgarian Brute” Rusev was also another fan of “Destiny.” A few months ago, the aforementioned wrestler reportedly ditched a pay-per-view match that featured his wife Lana in an undercard match against Naomi during the “Money in the Bank 2017” show in St. Louis, Missouri back in June. Instead of attending, he apparently stayed home to participate in one the game’s raids. “Destiny 2” is currently out now for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version is scheduled to launch on October 24, 2017.