Activision Blizzard announced in Fourth Quarter 2016 Results powerpoint presentation
Full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise’s global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth
Destiny 2 (may be called Destiny II: Forge of Hope) may be more accessible entry than the first game in what Activision Blizzard deems as a new franchise. Destiny 2 should be available later 2017 and expect the same kind of DLC / microtransaction roadmap to carry forth to the sequel.
Read more at Kotaku: Destiny 2 Is Still Coming This Year, Activision Says
Development of Destiny 2 going great. Still on track for Fall
Great cinematic story. Relatable characters. Accessable to core and casual
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 9, 2017
both excite our highly engaged current players, but also to broaden the appeal even further, bringing in new fans and bringing back lapsed fans. It will also be more accessible for “someone who wants a great, more casual first-person experience” and will be going into more international markets than ever before.
I think that our team and our great partners at Bungie are doing a very nice job on two fronts. One, if you’re one of the millions of players who’s really invested in Destiny 1 and have put a lot of hours and passion into that game, you’re going to love this game, and there’s a lot more of what you love here,” he said in an investor Q&A. For anyone who either hasn’t yet tried Destiny or hasn’t played in a while, we think we’ve made a sequel that’s going to have a lot for them to love, too. The cornerstone of that is a great cinematic story 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.
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg confirmed in an investor Q&A
Read more at IGN: DESTINY SEQUEL STILL ON TRACK FOR 2017
According to a post on Reddit which claims to have received this information from Bungie, the sequel to the shared world sci-fi shooter would be called Destiny II: Forge of Hope and will be launched on five platforms: PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox Scorpio, and PC. However, Bungie’s marketing director and writer Eric Osborne denied the assertion with statement “Forge of Nope.” on Twitter.
Forge of Nope.
— Eric Osborne (@UrkMcGurk) February 9, 2017
If it doesn’t come this year, Bungie’s in trouble.
Holy crap. According to Schrei-Bears sources, if Bungie doesnt deliver the sequel this year, they owe a portion of their stock to activision https://t.co/Up5Hrb0S98
— Gothalion (@Gothalion) February 9, 2017
Read more on GameRant: Destiny 2 to Expand ‘Global Reach’ of the Brand