UPDATE: Full Destiny Sequel confirmed for 2017 and Forge of Hope will not be its name says Eric Osborne, Marketing Director at Bungie on Twitter
We are bound to hear information about Destiny’s sequel within the next few months with E3 around the corner and Bungie doesn’t have much to do in Destiny besides nerfing weapons and doing small updates to the game. Rumors are starting to spill for Destiny 2 and a Reddit user has possibly leaked some information, The next installment in the DESTINY franchise will be revealed as ” Destiny II: Forge of Hope”.
Forge of Hope will be launching in Q4 2017 with an estimated window release of November 4th to November 18th. The next installment will be launching on five platforms: PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox Scorpio (TBA) and PC. Console Exclusivity will remain with PlayStation but the exclusive period will be reduced to 3 Months. The game has a whole new engine built from the ground up with the ability for Bungie to rapidly create and ad new content to the world of Destiny. Bungie is scheduling for an event release every 1-2 months centering around a theme similar to Overwatch while also delivering new narrative paths and new game play mechanics.
The sequel will heavily focus on chronological events set after the Fall 2015 Expansion The Taken King. The cabal forces attack the city leaving the civilians and mentors of the tower defenseless. It is the guardians job to fight back the cabal and reclaim the city. While doing so the guardian will discover the long lost stories of Queen Mara Sov and The Exo Strangers motives. The story will culminate with the tower and city fighting back the Cabal empire resulting the guardian defeating the leader of the Cabal in the new Raid.
Bungie is planning to release a substantial content updates for each quarter (Similar to the April Update) Bungie already have a small team working on the first major expansion to be released in Fall 2018. Details are limited but it is aimed to be centred around the Vex and the Origins of Kabr and Praydeth. Due to the new engine Bungie had to make the hard decision of previous Characters being left behind. The upside to this is the new release will have a more customization character creation including facial hair and class themed face paint and tattoos.
There is no question for Destiny 2 it has to make players always come back and not once in a blue moon when a big update comes. They need to keep the flow going and the PvP part of Destiny has to improve. We can expect more news on this from a weekly update by Bungie or during E3 at Sony’s conference as they have that deal with each other.
The game will also have some pre-order bonuses just like the first one:
Destiny II: Forge of Hope including TBA Preorder Bonus
Destiny II: Forge of Hope including TBA Preorder, Special In-Game cosmetics.
Destiny II: Forge of Hope Including TBA Preorder, Special In-Game cosmetics and a 1:2 Scale of the Exo Strangers Relic of Necessity.
What are your thoughts on this?