After the hugely successful release of Destiny’s The Taken King expansion, Bungie had remained quiet about what was in store for the future of the popular shared-world FPS. A Bungie blog post today revealed that Destiny 2 is in the works. It was previously stated that the team would be focusing on regular, small updates such as Festival of the Lost, SRL and this week’s Crimson Doubles event. This was somewhat disconcerting to many fans who felt that Destiny should continue to follow a “road map” of DLC expansions every few months, like they did in their first year.
While there have been two free updates that focus on the crucible PvP aspect of Destiny, fans of PvE have seemingly been left in the dust in year 2. Thankfully, this is no longer the case. We now know that there will be a second larger update set for spring release. This will feature a “significant Light increase”, new gear, and new challenges for PvE players. An even larger expansion is scheduled for later this year as well as a full Destiny sequel in 2017.
Destiny’s first year had its share of problems, which many felt were solved with The Taken King expansion. It is clear that Bungie will continue to take the community’s criticisms into account and continue working on the game. Bungie is sure to make quite a splash with Destiny at this year’s E3. We will have to wait and see what is in store for Bungie’s “10 year game”.