With Rise of Iron, Destiny‘s last expansion, finally out for the world to enjoy people have started shifting their sights to the game’s upcoming sequel, Destiny 2. The game was officially announced by publisher Activision back in February and we haven’t heard much since then.
Yesterday on NeoGAF, poster benny_ said that a friend who works at Activision told him that the game would come out on PC. According to benny_ this was said during a presentation held by Activision. Kotaku was able to verify the info while adding that people close to Bungie have told him that Bungie is aiming for Destiny 2 to feel like a whole new game.
Those people are comparing the jump from Destiny to its sequel to be similar to the Blizzard’s Diablo 2. Where the game had loose ties to the original game and many of the game’s original characters were left behind. No word on what won’t make it into Destiny 2, but here’s hoping Nathan Fillion gets a callback. Another person said that the game’s first expansion was meant to reboot Destiny 1 and fix some of the small issues and Destiny 2 will focus on the larger issues.
D2 is a completely different game. The Taken King was a reboot for Destiny 1 to fix small things. This is the overhaul to fix big things.
Kotaku’s Jason Schreier says that he’s been hearing a lot about “play-in destinations”. Not much is known other than it is a new activity model that will change how the world works. Schreier also says that Bungie hasn’t made up its mind as to whether players will be allowed to transfer their characters or not. Most likely if they don’t there will be some sort of in-game compensation for players that dumped tons of hours in the game.
Destiny 2 is slated for a 2017 release. It will launch on Xbox One, and PS4 for sure and possibly PC.