Update: Destiny 2 is officially on the way. You will find the details below. The trailer reveals can be found under the Destiny 2 Trailer and the Destiny 2 Release Date sections.
Destiny 2: It’s been a couple of years since Bungie and Activision’s FPS Destiny came out, and though the creators have been rolling out updates regularly for the game, fans want to hear more about the future of the series. Considering how well-received Destiny was as a multiplayer title, it would be foolish to think that the road reaches its end with a bunch of updates. But while actual reports are sparse about Bungie’s plans for turning Destiny into a series, it appears that fans are in luck.
The prospects of Destiny 2 have long been the talk of the gaming world, and fans have been incessantly teased by the questions surrounding the possibility of the game. But now that Rise of Iron is out, we hope to hear something official about the game sooner rather than later. In fact, news about Destiny 2 has been long overdue. The word last year was that the game would be announced some time during the end of 2016, but as we all know, that did not quite turn out as expected. However, thanks to Activision‘s earnings call reports from last year, we know that Destiny 2 is happening and that too in a big way with Bungie reportedly focusing entirely on the upcoming title. And we all know that there was a lot of room for improvements in the original Destiny.
When Destiny first came out in 2014, the game ruffled enough feathers in the gaming world for being the first title to come out of Bungie since their Halo days. Destiny was widely praised for combining RPG elements with an extensive multiplayer format but was criticised for being weaker on the story side. Of course, Bungie tried to fix that by launching a number of patches and expansions over the years, but it is hard to retain fans’ interests like that. But Destiny 2 is on the way, and while there isn’t much to go by in terms of solid information, the general rumour is that Destiny 2 will come out in 2017 itself. That obviously means that we’ll hear something about it soon enough, but before that, we want to do a round up of all that we may be able to see in Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 Latest News
While we were excited about Destiny 2 being in development for the PC alongside the consoles (and the developers’ assurance of continued support for both variants), it now appears that those who had missed out on the previous game for being a console-exclusive will have some more waiting to do. The game’s director Luke Smith said that the game will be made available for the PC at a later date. “We’re not committed to a PC date yet, but at Bungie we’re totally committed to making a PC build as great as we can. Our partnership with Blizzard and being on Battle.net, we want to make sure that this version of the game has the time it needs to bake in the oven so it’s a delicious piece of bread when it comes out.”
A specific date has not been announced for the Destiny 2 PC version yet, but the developers have said that they will let us know over the coming weeks.
Destiny 2 Features and Gameplay Wishlist
Like we said, a lot of things about Destiny were great, and there were several things wrong with it too. Needless to say, Destiny fans have a lot to say about what they expect to see in Destiny 2, and these range from gameplay mechanics to characters. Plus, of course, there is a ton of rumours doing the rounds about Destiny 2 and its several elements. Read on to know more about some of the elements that we could see the new game come with.
A Better Single-Player Mode: Destiny was launched primarily as what Bungie called a “shared world shooter” and the game employed a number of cool multiplayer elements. Later updates followed up with a single-player as well, but playing the campaign mode was a rather predictable experience. For Destiny 2, fans want Bungie to think about incorporating a more meaningful single-player narrative that will come along with the game’s initial launch and not as an afterthought. This, we hope, will give us something better than the textbook battling and protecting map points that we saw in Destiny.
Better Weapons and Ships: Destiny had a wide roster of intense weaponry, and fans loved using them all. There was a number of new weapons that were pretty exotic and fun to use, and advanced EXP was used to upgrade them. All the different classifications added to the fun too. But while the legendary weapons and the damage they yielded were great and added to the feel of the game, fans want Destiny 2 to come with a whole new bunch of weapons. And while we’re at it, being able to customise them any which way we like would certainly add to the attraction. Same goes for the spaceships as well. And the devs should also find a way to make the customisation we choose to have a direct impact on the gameplay.
More Intense Missions: Bungie should definitely think about making their missions more intense for Destiny 2, fans feel. This is because while Destiny’s gameplay was pretty promising, we could hardly experience it in all its potential while playing out the missions. In all honesty, the missions felt like they were being dragged on, and there was a general lack of memorable events to cherish leaving aside a few experiences. So a more involved gameplay in the missions in Destiny 2 is not a lot to ask for.
Planetary Exploration: As per GamesRadar, Bungie is reportedly working hugely on the planets that we will see in Destiny 2. This means that we could see deeper exploration experiences tied to each of the planets that will be featured in the upcoming game. Having multiple planets in a game is a little pointless if you can’t go out and explore them to the fullest. In Destiny 2, therefore, we can expect to see each planet offer a complete experience, replete with its own unique missions and stories.
PC Release: Last but not the least, Destiny 2 has to have a PC release. The 2014 game’s launch was relegated to consoles only, which included seventh-gen consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360 along with the PS4 and Xbox One. While there are several gaming franchises that are launched as console exclusives, the thing about Destiny’s release on last generation consoles was that Bungie had to compromise on the quality of content. And that showed. For Destiny 2, it is largely believed that the new game will be launched only on the eighth generation consoles, scrapping the PS3 and Xbox 360 completely from the plans. We say this because the last major expansion for Destiny was launched exclusively for the PS4 and Xbox One. However, there has not been any mention of a possible PC launch for Destiny 2. We know that Bungie is great at being tight-lipped about their upcoming projects, but fans really hope that a PC launch for Destiny 2 is on the cards. This could bring in some new, and frankly much awaited modifications in the gameplay mechanics as well.
Destiny 2 Trailer
After teasing a Destiny 2 announcement, Bungie revealed two videos for Destiny 2. While the first one was a humorous retelling of Cayde-6’s glory days from the Exo Hunter Vanguard himself, the second one, titled “Rally The Troops,” was more of a proper reveal trailer featuring the likes of Commander Zavala, Ikora Rey, and of course, Cayde-6! Moreover, it also introduces the enemy, a brutish alien named Ghaul who is leading the Cabal against the Guardians and the remnants of humanity. However, much like the first video, this one too contains oodles of humour, all thanks to Cayde-6’s botched attempt at getting the troops to stand behind him.
Watch Cayde-6 bask in the memories of his past glory days on the battlefield in the Destiny 2: Last Call teaser.
This is the Destiny 2: Rally The Troops reveal trailer. There’s word about loot!
Destiny 2 Release Date and Platforms
Update: Alongside launching the cinematic reveal trailer, Bungie also let the cat out of the bag about the Destiny 2 Release Date. The much-awaited sequel launches on the Windows PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on September 8, 2017. Those who pre-order the game will get early access to the beta, but if you don’t, there is no need to worry as the open beta is on its way this summer. A live gameplay reveal in coming up on May 18, so we will have more deets about the game then.
There is currently no information about the release date of Destiny 2. However, it has been pretty long since we first heard rumors about Bungie working on a follow-up title. Add to that the fact that Activision actually confirmed that there is a future ahead for the world of Destiny and that Bungie is currently focused exclusively on developing on that. Rumors have been wild about Destiny 2 launching in 2017, and we have ample reason to believe it. If we have to zero in on a more specific release window, we would probably say a third or fourth quarter launch for Destiny 2 could be a possibility; especially if the game is announced during E3 this year.
Coming to the platforms, it is almost entirely certain that Destiny 2 will be launched on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There is no confirmation about a PC release yet, but it might just happen. Stick around for more updates on that front.
Destiny 2 is happening, and we can tell by all the reports and rumors that it is coming soon. We just hope Bungie sheds more light on it as early as they can. But while we still don’t really know much about the game, we anticipate the creators to really take the earlier game’s base storyline and take it to another level with Destiny 2. For more updates about Destiny 2, keep an eye on this post as we will update it whenever something new surfaces. Until then, you can check out our round-up of all that we will see in the upcoming Halo Wars 2.