Work on Destiny has finally finished and Bungie now has all hands on deck in creating its sequel as it nears its release in 3 months. This means that fans can no longer expect any new updates or balance work on the debut iteration of the online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game.
Destiny was first released back in 2014 and since then has amassed a following of its own while launching a new video game franchise for Bungie. And with almost 3 years already out, coming out with a sequel is just the perfect timing. Destiny 2 has been in the pipeline for the American video game developer since the same year that its predecessor has been rolled out. However, work on it took more time with Bungie having to continuously support Destiny with updates and expansion packs while also developing its sequel.
The news came out courtesy of Bungie's weekly update which is posted on its official website. The statement reveals the Age of Triumph update, which was rolled out back in March, will be the last of it and that they have no other plans to release anything more for the original Destiny:
"Age of Triumph was touted as the last update to Destiny. In our constant watch over the community, we’ve heard many of you asking if the current sandbox will get another design pass. Our sole focus at this time is Destiny 2.
All hands at Bungie are committed to making Destiny 2 the sequel that this community deserves. We have a Beta this summer that will demand your bug reports. This fall will begin an entirely new cycle of updates for a brand new game that we think will be the best answer to the feedback you’ve give us since the original launch of Destiny."
Furthermore, Bungie added that any remaining lapses that need to be addressed in Destiny will be done via its sequel. "Our hope is that you’ll sense what all your feedback has meant to us when you get your chance to play Destiny 2, wherever or whenever that happens," the statement added.
Destiny 2 has a scheduled released date for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 8. Bungie has confirmed that they have plans to port the game to PC but a release date for the platform has not yet been announced. Specific details about it can be expected in the coming weeks, though. The game's first gameplay trailer has also been released online a little over two weeks ago.
With Destiny 2 having just a couple of months left before debut, Bungie cutting off work from its predecessor sounds like a smart business move as a way to have the the public's interest shifting to the sequel. It is also necessary that they have all their personnel working on the follow-up game given that Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), where fans expect to know more about Destiny 2, is just around the corner.
Destiny 2 will be available on September 8, 2017.