It has been almost 2 years since the release of Destiny, and Bungie has been dropping hints towards the development of Destiny 2. However, Activision has confirmed that Destiny 2 has gone into full production and most of the devs at Bungie are working on the game.
During the quarterly financial conference call, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg gave an update about how Destiny is performing, development of its sequel and situation of the pre-orders for Rise Of Iron expansion.
According to Hirshberg, Destiny is not facing problems by not being able to generate demand for more content, but the game is struggling with keeping up with the increasing demand for the new content. He further said that the company has made progress on that front by working together with Bungie.
As for the future of the franchise, Hirshberg said that majority of the developers at Bungie are solely focused developing Destiny 2, and the game is on schedule to release next year and the Destiny 2 is going to be awesome.
He also touched the subject of pre-orders for Rise Of Iron. According to Hirshberg, the pre-purchases and pre-orders for Rise Of Iron are way ahead of year’s expansion, The Taken King.He He further said that it is the “evidence of the continue passion and engagement for this game and this universe from the community”. Bungie has planned more updates for Destiny to release this year, to keep the player base engaged.
However, what confuses me is Hirshberg’s statement that Destiny 2 is on track to release next year. As earlier this year a report surfaced, that suggested Destiny 2 has been rebooted due to staff reorganization at Bungie.
Destiny is an online only first person shooter developed by Bungie and published by Activision for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.