During the first year of Destiny's release, Bungie focused on releasing DLC expansions for the title. The first two expansions were much smaller in comparison to The Taken King, but all of the three expansions undoubtedly added quite a lot of new content to Destiny.
Bungie has revealed that their new plans going forward for Destiny will be to release smaller events instead of gargantuan expansions. Bungie's senior designer, Derek Carroll spoke to Eurogamer about their future plans for Destiny.
"With Taken King, we are moving to a more event-based model--things like Festival of the Lost and Sparrow racing, which is our winter event, and then smaller events such as Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris every weekend," Carroll mentioned.
It seems that Destiny's new business model will focus on increasing player engagement and bringing in revenue through their microtransaction currency. The various timed events will certainly keep things fresh and interesting.
"Rather than doing these giant, monolithic DLC packs, this way everybody who's an owner of Taken King can enjoy these things," Carroll continued.
So far a season pass for year two of Destiny has not been announced. It's unlikely that Bungie will release a second season pass, and hopefully all of the future content for Destiny will be released under The Taken King. This means that whilst players will still need to purchase The Taken King, after this purchase they'll be presented with plenty of free content throughout their playtime with Destiny.