Activision has confirmed today, via a fourth quarter 2016 earnings report, that a full-fledged sequel to the hit game Destiny is still on course for 2017.
During the presentation, Activation noted that the sequel will release later this year, managing to broaden the franchise’s global reach.
“Full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise’s global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth.” Publishing CEO of Activision, Eric Hirshberg confirmed in a call following the earnings report that “development is going great, and it is indeed on track for release this fall.”
Last year we learned that Bungie was still “on schedule” for 2017. Eric Hirshberg from Activision noted that the demand for content from the community has been overwhelming, but the team has put together a new strategy for Destiny 2; allowing a more steady flow of content to keep players engaged.
“Beyond that, the incredible demand for Destiny content has somewhat outpaced our ability to deliver upon that demand, and going forward along with our partners at Bungie, have put together what we believe is a very smart approach that will allow us to deliver the steady stream of great content to keep our players engaged and keep our universe alive and growing in the wake of that sequel,” said Hirshberg.
Destiny 2 is set for a fall 2017 release date; no mention of the game’s platforms as of yet.