Earlier today, a rumor popped up on NeoGAF stating that the sequel to Destiny was coming to PC. The user mentioned a third-party that viewed an internal Activision presentation, showing that Destiny 2 is coming to PC, with Vicarious Visions and High Moon helping out with development. The user also stated that raid matchmaking was in for the sequel.
This isn't all that surprising, as documents released in 2012 during the lawsuit between Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella and Activision showed the the second Destiny title was contracted for a release on Windows PCs, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and what was known as the "Xbox 720" at the time. Destiny development plans have changed since then and the platform lifecycle makes it unlikely that Destiny 2 will launch on Xbox 360, but it's good to hear that the PC version plans may have held up.
This rumor was later backed up by Kotaku's Jason Schreier, who states that his sources says Destiny 2 is scheduled for a late 2017 release. He reports that Bungie is aiming to expand its audience by launching on PC in addition to consoles. The report goes on to say that Destiny 2 will have planets with more populated towns and outposts, more interesting missions, and likely some way to carry player progress over. The source also states that Bungie wants Destiny 2 to feel like a proper sequel to the original, not just another expansion.
"D2 is a completely different game," one source told Kotaku. "The Taken King was a reboot for Destiny 1 to fix small things. This is the overhaul to fix big things."
Destiny recently released its Rise of Iron expansion, which our own Jaz Rignall said was rather light on story content.
"The Taken King was always going to be a hard act to follow, and although Rise of Iron doesn't match the very high standards of that expansion, I think it offers enough to satisfy the Destiny faithful – even if its story mode leaves one wanting more," wrote Jaz in his review.