For those excited about Destiny, the official release date for the DLC (downloadable content) House of Wolves has an official release date for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3. With the release of the expansion pack comes much anticipation for Destiny 2.
According to Gamespot, Activision has formally announced the official release date for Destiny's second expansion. The big date will be May 19th, and there is even a trailer for it that does not reveal too much. That is, unless you are a big-time Destiny player, and perhaps there is much more here for you.
The new expansion pack is a follow-up to last December's The Dark Below. House 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 for 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.
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. 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 Destiny 2 will be coming...soon. Yes, it will probably be a while, but another expansion pack is sure to arrive in the fall.