The future of Destiny 2 will have to wait just a little while longer. Formerly scheduled for September 22, Bungie announced today that its upcoming expansion Beyond Light will be launching on November 10 instead.
In a blog post, Destiny 2 community manager David Dague expands on the reason why: it's what's best for the game. "The past few months have been a challenge and will continue to be during this pandemic," said Dague. "We've learned to create together in a new way, by having to work apart from one another. Despite these hurdles, we're still committed to the same level of quality that our fans expect."
Beyond Light is set to be Destiny 2's next big expansion, which would also bridge the game onto the next generation of consoles. Destiny 2 is slated to get next-gen upgrades for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It's also the first of several upcoming expansions that have been mapped out to 2022. It seems like Bungie is set on continuing to develop Destiny 2 rather than move to a Destiny 3, which is a significanly more interesting plan moving forward.
Bungie has also confirmed that full crossplay is a target for the coming year, bolstering what already exists in cross-save functionality. "We want to be that single evolving world," said game director Luke Smith in an interview last month. "And that means that you can play anytime, anywhere with your friends, and that Destiny 2 is the platform."
With this many pieces in motion, it's not surprising that Bungie's ever-evolving shooter will need a little extra time. It's already had to start vaulting content to manage the breadth of what Destiny 2 currently offers, and with more on the way, could probably use whatever extra time it can get.