(We will be updating this post with every update as they come out.)
Among the many high-profile video games set to be released in 2017, Destiny 2 just might be the most highly anticipated one. Although Bungie hasn’t made the official release date available yet, it will most likely be launching sometime later this year. Hardly anything is known about the mysterious new installment, and needless to say, fans are hungry for any news they can get their hands on. So let’s take a look at everything we know so far about Destiny 2.
According to VG24/7, Bungie will most likely reveal more information about the game at this summer’s E3 conference. Hopefully, the release date will be revealed at that point. As of right now, rumor has it that Destiny 2 will hit shelves sometime in September.
In addition to launching on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (just like the original Destiny), many sources are claiming that the new installment will also be debuting on the PC as well (a first for the franchise). No further details about the game’s PC debut are known at this point.
Speaking of things that are unknown, no information exists about the game’s storyline. However, according to Yibada, Destiny 2 may feature a dialogue choice system. Also, we know that the upcoming sequel will function as a standalone game, completely separate from the original title. In other words, this thing is in no way an expansion of the first one. It’s a legit sequel.
According to The Daily Star, Bungie is on the hunt for a new Head of Narrative Development, as well as two different Narrative Director positions. These new staff members will presumably be working on Destiny 2‘s storyline. One big complaint from fans of the original was that the narrative was a bit lackluster. Perhaps Bungie is looking to kick things up a notch in that department.
Let’s move on to what we know about the gameplay. According to VG24/7, Activision has expressed an interest in creating “play-in destinations” for Destiny 2. We don’t know exactly how it will work just yet, but basically, this means that the game will have a wider scope that includes small towns, outposts, and camps. Also, this seems to imply that there will be a greater opportunity to explore.
According to Games Radar, you may not be able to transfer your Guardian from the original Destiny over to the sequel. However, no official information about Guardians has been released yet. Some believe that you may be able to transfer certain aspects of your character, but not all of them.
And now on to some totally unsubstantiated rumors.
According to Forbes, an anonymous source posted some inside information about Destiny 2 to the Destiny subreddit a few days ago. None of this information has been verified. Leaked information gets released like this all the time, for a wide variety of games, and most of it ends up not being true. However, it’s worth taking a look at, just in case.
According to the Reddit user, insideleaker, the game’s release might be pushed to early 2018 due to unforeseen roadblocks with the game’s new engine. Also, insideleaker claims that Guardians from the original game WILL be able to be transferred to the new title, but none of their gear or weapons will be transferred with them.
The Redditor also claims that the game will be presented at 60 FPS and that three new subclasses will be available right away. Oh, and Xur and the Speaker will apparently be key aspects of the story.
Again, take all of that with a grain of salt.
In their most recent official blog post (from January 12), Bungie didn’t directly mention anything about Destiny 2. However, they did sign off the post with the following message:
“We love you for your tireless appetite to blow stuff up. Hold onto that with your pistol-gripping fists. As soon as we’re ready to make new promises (and not a second after) those details will flow downstream. Until that moment arrives, the heartbeat of the live game beats on.”
We’ll have to wait and see which of these rumors ends up being true. Until then, let’s hope that Bungie starts revealing official information soon.
The following clip from YouTuber Arekkz breaks down all of the presently known Destiny 2 info:
As for what we want out of the game, other than a better story, it would be cool if we actually got to see people’s faces. Don’t you think?