Activision has pledged to ensure Destiny 2 will not be dogged by the same content droughts as its predecessor.
Speaking during the publishing behemoth’s latest financial briefing overnight, Eric Hirshberg, head of Activision publishing, promised the shared-world shooter follow-up would benefit from a steady stream of new content experiences.
“We’re on track and excited about what we think is going to be an awesome sequel for Destiny in 2017,” he said, adding that “the sequel is designed to excite both our highly engaged current players, but also to broaden the appeal even further, bringing in new fans and bringing back old fans as well.”
“Beyond that, the incredible demand for Destiny content has somewhat outpaced our ability to deliver upon that demand, and going forward along with our partners at Bungie, have put together what we believe is a very smart approach that will allow us to deliver the steady stream of great content to keep our players engaged and keep our universe alive and growing in the wake of that sequel.”
Destiny 2 release date planned for 2017
Destiny 2 is currently scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017, although an exact release date has yet to be confirmed. Previous reports suggest characters including Xur and the Cryptarch will play a more prominent role in the game’s storyline this time around, however.
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The original Destiny was released in September 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Despite a slow start, the game quickly gained a loyal fanbase and was supported by three major expansion in its first year: The Dark Below, House of Wolves, and The Taken King.
Bungie later decided to keep players entertained by releasing time-based events such as Festival of the Lost and Crimson Days, although the lack of any major new content proved to be a sticking point for some.
September saw the launch of Rise of Iron, which is likely to be the final major expansion for Destiny before the sequel launches. Bungie also cut ties with the PS3 and 360 versions of the game in August, and is now only supporting the current-gen editions of Destiny.