Destiny sequel slated for 2017 after the next big expansion

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Destiny, a video game where lovers are currently hurling themselves off of a nearby cliff so that they can get free loot, will be getting a sequel. But not until 2017 at the earliest. That’s the word out of the Activision earnings report, which detailed the cha-cha-changing business model of Destiny, which is making serious coin from cosmetic goods lately.

Bungie’s shared open-world shooter won’t be slapping a part deux onto the box cover anytime soon, but a major expansion is still in the works to help resuscitate the ailing community. While seasonal events with optional micro-transactions will still power Destiny for the future, a big purchasable expansion in line with September’s The Taken King will add more significant content.

In a blog post, Bungie outlined plans for players to experience “a significant Light increase, a bunch of new gear to earn and equip, and new challenges for PvE players seeking some more fun experiences and replayability,” when the expansion releases in the US spring.

Prior to the holiday break we mentioned a second, larger update slated for Spring.

Beyond that, the team is focused on delivering a large expansion later this year, and a full Destiny sequel in 2017. As work wraps up in the weeks ahead, look for more details about the Spring content, as well as more information about our bigger projects in the months that follow.

Seasonal events, while fun, have generally been pure PvP experiences. Players wanting new PvE campaigns haven’t had much to do, aside from a surprise event that allowed them to get their hands on the exotic fusion rifle known as the Sleeper Stimulant. It’s that feeling of exploration that fans want, that chance to experience something new and feel properly rewarded for it.

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And a year two Gjallarhorn which is vastly overpowered once again. Balancing issues be damned.

Last Updated: February 12, 2016

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  • How do they make a sequel to something that has no story? Oh, mind you Dark Souls did it *giggle

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Hahahaha, header TOTAL WIN!

  • Wow. Fastest death of an MMO to date.

  • Hammersteyn

    New PVE content? You shouldn’t have… No really don’t. As for people paying for micro-transactions. THANKS! You helped Bungie realize they can stop developing new stuff for this game as long as you buy friggin emotes and shit so that you can do the The Carlton Dance.

    • Ir0nseraph

      XD but true , they killed destiny.

      • Hammersteyn

        I’m not 100% sure I want to play the sequel anymore

        • Ir0nseraph

          Yeah with Division and wildlands on the way, destiny 3.0 needs to ramp it up, and if they want me to buy the new BIG expansion the price better not match the taken king.

        • How much have people already spent now? (Minus skin crap)

          • Hammersteyn

            On MTs?

          • No, stories

          • Hammersteyn

            R600 for game
            R300 Season pass(two DLCs)
            R500 Taken King DLC

          • They are Taken the PISS mate.

          • Hammersteyn

            The first R900 was for the first year and the rest for year two. Look I’m bot regretting it, was totally worth it. But FFS in hindsight the game is dirt light in content

  • Kenn Gibson

    i’m enjoying destiny, love the lore (although more could be in-game) i’ll be around for some time. it’s a really good shooter. At least we have a plan now. big expansion with PvE by year end, Destiny 2 next year.

    • Hammersteyn

      Have to admit I’m curios as to what they have planned.

      • Kenn Gibson

        i would dig something Vex focused, love those time travelling robots more than I should, also would be cool to get more Cabal lore. What would be epic though is to tie up some story lines and get a new race involved.

        • Hammersteyn

          True, I mean the hive’s story essentially came to conclusion with TTK.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I imagine playing Destiny 2 will be like being married… twice.

  • Generic ZA

    Do tell us more about this cliff hanger, or is it players taking a Bungie jump without a cord attached for free loot? Seems they should left with red faces with all the silly suicide sessions, or should that be crimson faces?

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I can’t see myself playing the sequel. I just can’t see it…

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