Destiny 2 is coming, and maybe not a second too quickly.
Activision first mentioned a Destiny sequel would be coming in 2017 in February 2016. Bungie itself confirmed the Destiny 2 news on the identical day, however mentioned it wouldn’t be prepared to speak about it until effectively after Destiny: Rise of Iron.
In the lengthy silence, it seems nothing has modified. During Activision’s financial briefing today, Activision publishing boss Eric Hirshberg mentioned Destiny 2 continues to be on schedule.
“We’re on track and excited about what we think is going to be an awesome sequel for Destiny in 2017,” he mentioned.
Although the chief wouldn’t be additional drawn as regards to launch dates, he did supply a number of different key feedback, notably that “the sequel is designed to excite both our highly engaged current players, but also to broaden the appeal even further, bringing in new fans and bringing back old fans as well”.
To make this discuss of timing and bringing in previous followers much more fascinating, Hirshberg’s subsequent remark particularly addressed one Destiny’s greatest drawback – content material droughts. After dropping two DLC packs and an enlargement in its first 12 months, Destiny sort of went dormant, with one main replace supplying a bit of enhance of content material however in any other case falling again on microtransaction-supported occasions to maintain gamers engaged.
This lack of content material is one purpose why we’re all so able to consider frequent rumours that Destiny suffers from growth and pipeline issues, with Bungie struggling to supply new materials in a well timed style attributable to tech points. These rumours actually received’t be any much less credible following Hirshberg’s assertion.
“Beyond that, the incredible demand for Destiny content has somewhat outpaced our ability to deliver upon that demand, and going forward along with our partners at Bungie, have put together what we believe is a very smart approach that will allow us to deliver the steady stream of great content to keep our players engaged and keep our universe alive and growing in the wake of that sequel,” he mentioned.
Destiny 2 is rumoured for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and can most likely launch in September 2017, until Bungie and Activision actually shock us.
So keep affected person, Guardians: Destiny Year three could also be a bit grim if you happen to’re not eager on dropping money on new emotes and self-importance objects, however hopefully Destiny 2 can be extra the form of expertise you’re after.