Destiny 2 confirmed for 2017 release, new expansion coming to Destiny this year

Activision has announced that a full-fledged sequel Destiny will be released at some point in 2017.

Speaking ahead of the company’s latest earnings call overnight, the publishing behemoth also revealed that it will launch a new expansion for Destiny in 2016.

"Activision Publishing, along with its partners at Bungie, expects to bring a large new expansion to Destiny in 2016 and to release a full game sequel in 2017," read the investors notes (via IGN).

In addition, Activision also dropped a few stats for its polarizing shared-world shooter, revealing that 25 million players have notched up more than three billion hours of play time in Destiny since its release in September 2014. 

Bungie recently launched the latest event for Destiny, which takes the form of the Valentine’s Day-themed Crimson Days. The former Halo developer recently said it intends to offer more timed-based events for Destiny in the future, although with news of an expansion in the pipeline, it seemingly isn’t done with DLC just yet. 

Destiny has received three major expansion to date: The Dark Below (December 2014), House of Wolves (May 2015), and The Taken King (September 2015). The next major update for the game is said to be the biggest since The Taken King, and will supposedly launch at some point in spring 2016.

Destiny 2 was reportedly scheduled for release in fall 2016 before being pushed back to next year.