Bungie detailed the impact their in-game microtransactions have on Destiny 2 itself, sharing that certain modes would not have been funded without support from the Eververse store.
As explained by the “Destiny Dev Team” in a Bungie blog post, discussions around changing the strategy for microtransactions came up often last year.
“As some folks have smartly pointed out, MTX is a big part of our business being a live game,” the post reads. “I’m not going to say ‘MTX funds the studio’ or ‘pays for projects like Shadowkeep’ — it doesn’t wholly fund either of those things. But it does help fund ongoing development of Destiny 2, and allows us to fund creative efforts we otherwise couldn’t afford.”
Source: IGN.com Destiny 2 Devs on Positive Impact of Microtransactions