Destiny, a game which launched the new generation in 2014, while also falling flat in many areas, will of course have a sequel. It was debated for years how much content the base game would get, and if it would actually get a ‘sequel’, but slapping a ‘2’ at the end of a popular title will certainly encourage more sales.
As expected, Activision have a heavy interest in the franchise developed by ex Halo developer Bungie. Whle the history surrounding Destiny, and its lackluster, or more so, lacking narrative required a bit of work since its release, it has developed into a game that still finds a large number of players actively spending time on its worlds. What it really lacked, was a story built from the ground up. Destiny 2 will surely provide that.
“The cornerstone of that is a great cinematic story,” Activision exec Eric Hirshberg said during yesterday’s investors call. “That’s been a real focus with a great cast of memorable, relatable characters, coupled with some very nice ways to make the game more accessible to a casual player, without losing anything that our core players love.
“We’ve made it more accessible to someone who just wants to have a great more casual first-person action experience.”
We know next to nothing about Destiny 2, and wonder if E3 will be the right time to reveal it. If it’s due in Autumn, is that not too close for comfort? Maybe an April or May tease ahead of E3? There are loads of questions still to be answered, such as changes made to the original 10 year plan, character transfer, and of course, the setting. Hold tight, Guardians.