Following months of speculation, Bungie has finally revealed Destiny 2, the sequel to their 2014 console exclusive “shared-world shooter” Destiny. After a leak by a video game retailer showing a poster with the release date of September 8, 2017, the official Destiny twitter account (@DestinyTheGame) tweeted a teaser featuring Nathan Filion as Cayde-6 and the first trailer of the game premiered last Thursday (Friday in the PH) as well. While there had been little information about the story so far, Bungie did offer a “Premise” of the game in their website stating:
“Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.”
Bungie’s website also listed the different editions the game will release with several editions as well such as the Digital Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Collector’s Edition, etc. However whats surprising is the inclusion of the PC Platform, since the first game released, fans wanted a PC version of the game to fully maximize the immersion and run at a much higher visual setting including higher frame rates. These hopes were fueled when Bungie listed that they were in need of a “Compatibility tester for PC” a few years back.
While the sequel is not exclusive to consoles anymore, the PS4 version will still get timed-exclusives and purchasing the game on any platform will grant a code for a guaranteed Beta access (dates soon to be announced). A full gameplay premiere live stream of Destiny 2 is scheduled on May 18, 2017.
In other Destiny related news, all currency and items from the first game will not carry over, but the appearance of your characters will and even with the sequel set for release this year, Bungie has confirmed that support for Destiny is still far from over.