During an earnings call on Thursday afternoon, Destiny publisher Activision confirmed that the sequel to the popular first-person shooter is still on track for a 2017 release. The existence of a brand new game in the franchise has been public knowledge for years, but Activision only officially confirmed the game last February, stating in a press release that developer Bungie would “release a full game sequel in 2017.”
Unfortunately, neither Bungie nor Activision were willing to share any other concrete details about Destiny 2 this week, leaving us with a confirmation and the following sentence full of incomprehensible gibberish:
“Full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise’s global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth”
In other words, Destiny 2 is coming out this year and Bungie will develop DLC to support it, as it did with the first game. Other than that, we might have to wait until E3 2017 to get the full scoop, as Bungie isn’t going to make the same mistake it did last time and announce a game that looks nothing like the final product.
Separate from the earnings calls, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier reports that Activision will take control of ” a hefty chunk of [Bungie’s] stock” if the developer isn’t able to bring Destiny 2 to market by the end of the year. Previously, Schreier also revealed through sources that the sequel will be released for consoles and PC, and that players might not be able to bring their Destiny characters over to the sequel.