Given that Bungie has a 10-year, "Lord of the Rings"-sized plan for Destiny, fans may be happy to learn that the developer has now confirmed that your existing Guardian will be with you until the end.
Destiny engineering lead Luke Timmins explained to GamesRadar that Bungie recognizes players have made significant time and monetary investments in their characters.
"We certainly take it seriously that Destiny is a 10-year thing," he said. "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. We're going to keep adding new stuff for you to do and I'd hope you'll look at The Taken King and be like, 'I'm looking forward to logging on again and hooking friends online.'"