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Destiny 2 Release Date for PS4, Xbox One; Rumors And News

( [email protected] ) Mar 24, 2015 02:32 PM EDT
For those that are unfamiliar with Destiny, it is game developed by Bungie who also has given us the massively popular Halo gaming franchise.  The first-person shooter game has received a lot of praise and has become as popular as Halo.   This means that Destiny 2 is on the way, but there is word of a release date except some time in 2016.  All we can give is a Destiny update, with some tips and news for the PS4 and Xbox versions.
Destiny 2 won't be coming until 2016, at the earliest. Photo: Gamespot.com

For those that are unfamiliar with Destiny, it is game developed by Bungie who also has given us the massively popular Halo gaming franchise.  The first-person shooter game has received a lot of praise and has become as popular as Halo.   This means that Destiny 2 is on the way, but there is word of a release date except some time in 2016.  All we can give is a Destiny update, with some tips and news for the PS4 and Xbox versions.

Venture Capital Post confirms that the next installment of the game is currently underway, from a statement from Activtion's CEO Eric Hirshberg. Gamespot also reported in November of last year that Activation Publishing has a ten-year plan for the game's storyline.  This means that a Destiny 2, or whatever they will call it, is just one step in a massive storyline that has a long-term plan.  An Activation representative still don't have anything to respond as far as the storyline is concerned, but the Latino Post states that this is underway.  Not only will this sequel offer some new and exotic weapons, but the player will be able to take their Guardian character with all his or her equipment, and carry it over to Destiny 2. 

Community manager David Dague has stated that players have a relationship with their characters, and the "carry-over" feature will help nurture that.  Dague has also seen the concept art for the sequel and the new exotic weapons, and is pretty optimistic of the sequel.  As far as I can remember, they "carry-over" feature is a request from fans, and I am not certain if there is any other video game franchise that does this kind of character development. 

Gamestop has reported that Destiny has about 9.5 million registered users, and that users of the game often play the game an average of more than three hours per day.  The game is an MMO (massively multiplayer online) type, but the company is avoiding that term but accepts the description of "shared-world shooter".   I suppose the only thing left to do is to franchise this even more, and I can't help if there are plans to have a Destiny television series like Halo plans to have.

If you are looking for Destiny 2 now, you might have to wait a while as its estimated release date is for 2016. I would not be surprised if Destiny 2 can only be played on next gen systems like the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and be completely incompatible with the Sony PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.  Until then, there are updates for the current version of Destiny that players can get in on now, as well as expansion packs for the future.