The CEO of Activision Publishing has confirmed that a sequel to Destiny is already in development at Bungie.
Speaking during the publishing giant’s latest earnings call overnight (via SeekingAlpha), Eric Hirshberg commented:
"Players are already asking for new content.
"Work has also begun on future expansion packs as well as on our next full-game release," Hirshberg continued. "We’re very pleased with the launch and continuing engagement, and we’ll update you on our progress on future calls."
The executive went on to confirm that the shared-world shooter has 9.5 million registered players, with the average play time per day clocking in at three hours.
"I think by any measure, Destiny is off to a great start," he explained. "As I mentioned, we were the largest new franchise launch of all time. And despite the large investment … or maybe because of that large investment, we were able to be profitable from day one, and we think it’s only a matter of time now before it becomes our next billion-dollar franchise."
"Of course, there’s a relationship to sell-through," he continued. "It’s not exact because some people have more than one identity. But obviously, that’s directional. So it’s a highly engaged audience that is hungry for more content, and we’ve had that."
Hirshberg added: "I also mentioned that we are also already underway on our next full-game releases. So we’ve got a great pipeline of content, a great plan, a great development partner with Bungie, and we’re very bullish on Destiny."
Read our review of Destiny here.