With the arrival of the very first of Destiny’s fresh new raid Challenge modes later this week and the only major event visible on the foreseeable horizon being the much-awaited return of Sparrow Racing League this December, fans have already begun to speculate about what’s next. And that conversation most obviously leads to Destiny 2, which Bungie has confirmed is under development and slated for launch in 2017.
However other than a few rumors about Destiny 2, so far, fans have barely had any rock solid info to go on. Launch dates can very easily shift and with the rumor about the sequel being rebooted, there has been absolutely no telling just how Destiny 2’s development has been progressing. As confirmed by the game’s publisher, Activision, the highly anticipated sequel to Bungie’s sci-fi MMO open world shooter is still safely on track to launch next year.
Recently, while an Activision Blizzard financial conference call, Activision’s chief executive Eric Hirshberg stated that Destiny 2 is still on track to hit its previously mentioned 2017 release date, and will still continue to expand its already massive and dedicated player base, as well as give veteran players good reasons to return:
We’re on track and excited about what we think is going to be an awesome sequel for Destiny in 2017. No announcements today on timing just yet, but what I will say is 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. That’s our primary focus right now.
Hirshberg stated that Activision expects Destiny 2 to acquire “millions of new fans” for the franchise. He also mentioned additional content, and this content can be anything from larger expansions to smaller live events, and all-out content droughts. Hirshberg further added that Activision and Bungie have formulated a “very smart approach” to bring a steady stream of fresh content to its players in the upcoming Destiny 2:
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.