Destiny 2 Still On Track For This Fall, Activision Says

The game is expected to expand the 'global reach' of the franchise.

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Destiny has done pretty well for Bungie and Activision, although the publisher refuses to release sales numbers. One telling point is that the company is still talking about Destiny 2, a sequel that is on Activision's release calendar for this fall.

Activison CEO Eric Hirshberg said that a big reveal is planned, so he wouldn't divulge much, but he did offer some perspective (via GameSpot).

"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," he said in an investor Q&A. "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."

Hirshberg said back in November that the sequel would "broaden the appeal" of the franchise, and the demand for content has supposedly outpaced Bungie's ability to deliver. Developer Vicarious Visions was added to the team to help flesh out the Destiny universe with Bungie. High Moon Studios has also been working on content since 2015.

There is also added incentive for Destiny 2 to release this year. Apparently, Activision will get a chunk of Bungie stock if the company fails to deliver, while employee stock vesting schedules are based on game releases, according to Kotaku. Those two factors alone offer an strong incentive for Bungie to deliver the sequel this year. 

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    February 9, 2017 4:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Destiny 2 Still On Track For This Fall, Activision Says

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      February 9, 2017 5:23 PM

      Never again, not even the tip once.

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        February 9, 2017 5:43 PM

        It's in a real good place now, overall.

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      February 9, 2017 5:49 PM

      PC version this time?

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      February 9, 2017 6:06 PM

      Destiny 2 can be great, but only if they do one thing... Add fucking matchmaking to everything. If they aren't gonna make it easy to find clans/guilds or groups in chat, then they should just allow matchmaking.

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      February 10, 2017 5:31 AM

      So if Destiny 2 does not release this year Activision gets a piece of Bungie?

      That's a pretty hefty whip to have in hand. It feels like that will lead to another rush job at the end which I don't think Destiny as a platform would be able to take again.

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        February 10, 2017 9:57 AM

        They've had this known since destiny1 came out though. So it's no surprise.

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      February 10, 2017 8:55 AM

      Fool me twice,shame on me.