Destiny has crafted its way into the homes of millions of gamers over the past 3 years and Activision has confirmed that Destiny 2 is still on track for a 2017 release window. Activision confirmed that they are looking to release the sequel this year and grow its audience by stating they would release a:
“Full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise’s global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth.”
After a huge amount of success in the initial release of Destiny, the franchise took a lot of criticism as the game grew. The storyline was very short and the first year of expansions seemed to be apart of the original game but later changed to pay to unlock, which increasingly frustrated gamers. Consumers were not happy and the initial growth and success that Destiny had, diminished.
Fans of the Destiny franchise are hopeful this sequel rights the wrongs of the first game and gives the player a better, more meaningful experience. With speculation that Destiny 2 will be on the PC as well, it might be under a very different microscope as PC gaming can be a tricky thing. Activision promises a much more exciting experience and not just a game to grind to get the best weapons, adding more meaningful cinematics and compelling storylines. Only time will tell but we can expect an announcement for the release sometime in the late spring/early summer for an expected holiday season release.