Destiny 2 Still Launching in 2017, Activision Confirms

Destiny 2 Still Launching in 2017, Activision Confirms

Look, man. I know we haven't heard much about Destiny 2. It's still coming though! Promise!

During its financial earnings call today, Activision confirmed that a full sequel to Bungie's Destiny is still coming in 2017. Activision previously said Destiny would be coming this year, but fans were worried since no new information had been released. In a slide presentation about the company's fourth quarter results and the future prospects, Activision reiterated the game's planned launch window.

"Full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise's global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth," said the company in the slide.

This would mark the first sequel to the game since its launch in 2014. Since then, developer Bungie has offered up a number of content patches and expansions for the game, including The Dark Below, House of Wolves, The Taken King, and Rise of Iron. The original contract with Activision stated that Bungie would deliver full Destiny entries in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019, but the first Destiny didn't launch until September 2014, throwing that whole content plan off. Further delays beat it out of shape completely.

Kotaku reports that hitting 2017 is key for Bungie. According to anonymous sources, if Bungie misses the 2017 window, Activision will be awarded a large amount of Bungie's stock. Bungie employee's stock vesting schedule is also based on the release of Destiny 2 this year.

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It's all hands on deck for this one, as Activision has a total of three studios working on Destiny 2: Bungie is being helped by Vicarious Visions and High Moon. Previous rumors pointed to Destiny 2 launching on PC, and that looks to be true, though it remains unconfirmed.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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