‘Destiny’ is still going strong almost 3 years after it’s 2014 release, but it appears that fans of the popular franchise have something very big to look forward to later this year.
Activision stated the following in a slideshow attached to their earnings call this week: “Full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise’s global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth.”
It appears ‘Destiny 2’ is on track for a 2017 release.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg later elaborated on the news, stating that the game is “on track for release this fall” during a Q&A with fans after the news broke:
“[W]e’ve got a big reveal planned and I’m going to let the game do most of the talking, but I’ll give you some broad strokes.”
“I think that our team and our great partners at Bungie are doing a very nice job on two fronts. One, if you’re one of the millions of players who’s really invested in Destiny 1 and have put a lot of hours and passion into that game, you’re going to love this game, and there’s a lot more of what you love here.
“For anyone who either hasn’t yet tried Destiny or hasn’t played in a while, we think we’ve made a sequel that’s going to have a lot for them to love, too. The cornerstone of that is a great cinematic story that’s been a real focus with a great cast of memorable, relatable characters, coupled with some very nice ways to make the game more accessible to a casual player. Without losing anything that our core players love, we’ve made it more accessible to someone who just wants to have a great, more casual first-person action experience.”
In late 2016, Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg said that ‘Destiny 2’ is being developed to “both excite our highly engaged current players but also to broaden the appeal even further, bringing in new fans and bringing back lapsed fans.”
‘Destiny 2’ is likely to receive a major overhaul as the game is being developed for PC as well.