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'Destiny: House of Wolves' Update And Destiny 2 Release Date Latest News

( [email protected] ) May 14, 2015 06:19 PM EDT
Bungie's Destiny is quite the video game for the PlayStation and Xbox platforms, and the expansion pack, House of Wolves, is ready to be released on May 19th.  With all of these new developments, it has left players wondering when Destiny 2 will be released.
Destiny 2 won't be coming until 2016, at the earliest. Photo: Gamespot.com

Bungie's Destiny is quite the video game for the PlayStation and Xbox platforms, and the expansion pack, House of Wolves, is ready to be released on May 19th.  With all of these new developments, it has left players wondering when Destiny 2 will be released. 

As the release date for House of Wolves is soon to arrive, there was an unexpected setback as Gamespot reported that developer Bungie had discovered a "late-breaking technical issue" related to update 1.2.0.  It is unknown how much the bug will affect the release of the game, but Bungie community manager David "Deej" Dague said in a post on Bungie's website that "progess is being made".  Dague also said that he would update the community until the issue has been sorted out. 

The new expansion pack is a follow-up to last December's The Dark BelowHouse of Wolves plans to contain three new Crucible maps, a new Fallen Strike, a new Awoken storyline plus an exclusive raid, as well as hundreds of new weapons, armor, and gear. 

Destiny publisher Activision has stated that another Destiny-related release for this fall.  Chances are, it will probably be another expansion pack, six months after the release of House of Wolves would be good timing for an update. 

It might be too soon to talk about Destiny 2, but we have heard a lot about it. 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. 

Gamespot 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.

David Dague has also stated months ago 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. 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

So, the House of Wolves is coming on May 19th, and one can only hope that it will not have any bugs associated with it.  As for Destiny 2, it will be coming...soon.  Yes, it will probably be a while, but another expansion pack is sure to arrive in the fall.