Don’t hold your breath for Bungie and Activision to pull the curtain back on Destiny 2 anytime soon.
At least, that’s the chief message filed in Kotaku’s yet-to-be-confirmed report, stating that both parties have quietly postponed a fully-fledged and boxed sequel out of the purported 2016 release window. Citing Bungie’s content cycle, which has since rolled out The Dark Below, House of Wolves and the all-important The Taken King expansion as post-launch support, the outlet claims that the core blueprint for Destiny is constantly shifting, though any sign of a new entry in the series landing on September of 2016 have been extinguished.
Citing sources close to Bungie, Kotaku’s findings suggest that “just last week higher-ups at Bungie delayed Destiny 2 out of this September.” And while there’s no official word from Activision to confirm or deny the claims, we do know that Bungie has been quoted in the past as saying that there “won’t be any more substantial content until [the studio ships] another full game, or that all of the content for the rest of Year Two will come in the form of timed events.”
Rather than pumping out extra content in the vein of The Taken King, Guardians have been receiving community events in the vein of Festival of the Lost. Indeed, next month will herald the release of a Valentine’s Day-themed add-on entitled Crimson Days.
As for the alleged delay in production, those who have kept a close eye on Destiny‘s development since its inception shouldn’t be too surprised by today’s report; after all, Bungie’s shared-world shooter was essentially rebooted in 2013 to accommodate fundamental story changes and the ilk, meaning that the fabled September 2016 release window for a sequel is a year behind. Taking that into consideration, we may not see Destiny 2 until September of 2017.