Although Bungie refuses to talk about Destiny 2, so much that we don’t even know if the game will be called that in the end, we finally have some official word on it. Destiny 2 rumors are no longer just rumors. Thanks to a recent Activision earnings call, we know for sure that the Destiny sequel is coming, we have an approximate release date, and some info about post-launch content.
The earnings report Activision published mentions their plans for Destiny. It says they are planning a full sequel to Destiny in 2017, so we presume the game is going to be released either during fall, or the holiday season.
They want it to “broaden the franchise’s global reach”, which could mean many things – one of which is that it’s coming to PC. It’s the biggest platform that didn’t have Destiny on it, and they might’ve reconsidered the option. It’s definitely coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and seeing how even the original Destiny dropped support for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, don’t expect the sequel to come to these platforms.
They also mention “follow-on content plans”, which is presumably corporate-speak for DLC and add-ons. The fact that it’s going to have expansions isn’t surprising, so we don’t know what to make of this. Keep in mind the report wasn’t written with the discerning gamer in mind – it was written to let investors know about the company’s plans.
Many questions are left unanswered – what will happen to the first game once the sequel comes out? Will our characters transfer, or will we start over from the beginning? Will the Grimoire finally be accessible in-game? If Destiny 2 is really coming out this year, why haven’t they shared any info yet?
We will update this page once we know the exact release date, so stay tuned.