The Destiny 2 beta and pre-orders have more participants and buyers than the original Destiny did, showing that even though the original Destiny didn’t have a very good start, the game is apparently promising enough that many people think Bungie has learned from mistakes with the original Destiny for Destiny 2.
In addition to the Destiny 2 beta and pre-orders, Activision has also forecasted a strong financial year ahead of it, considering that the company also owns Blizzard and Call of Duty. With the buzz that’s been going on around Overwatch (which has been responsible for the company having more simultaneous online players than ever before) and Call of Duty: WW2, the company looks like it has a good year ahead of it.
The monthly active users on Blizzard games such as World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch increased by 38% year on year, and Blizzard may get even more active users when the PC version of Destiny 2 comes out, since it will be available through the Blizzard app (a good way to keep all of its profits with Activision in some way, rather than sharing them with Valve.)
Destiny 2 recently completed its beta several weeks ago, which allowed players on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 to play through the opening campaign mission, one of the game’s strikes, and two different multiplayer game modes, Countdown and Control. The beta also allowed players an hour to access the Farm, the game’s new social space.
This new buzz with the Destiny 2 beta and pre-orders means, provided Bungie can actually deliver on expectations, that Destiny 2 will likely be even more successful than the original. With Bungie promising new worlds to visit, new powers to use, and above all an actual coherent story that people can easily follow, hopefully Destiny 2 will actually be what Destiny should have been.
Destiny 2 will be releasing September 6 on Xbox One and Playstation 4, and on October 10 for PC.