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Activision says Destiny 2 is on course for a fall 2017 release

Activision says Destiny 2 is on course for a fall 2017 release

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Destiny fans have been eagerly anticipating a true sequel to the first-person shooter that originally debuted in 2014. While rumors and speculation hinted that Destiny 2 wouldn’t arrive until early 2018, Activision has officially revealed the successor will debut in fall 2017. "Full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise’s global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth,” says a slide as part of Activision’s investor call this week.

Little is known about Destiny 2, but rumors have suggested Bungie might reset character progress and bring the title to the PC. Destiny struggled during its first year with a fragmented storyline, but recent expansions have shaped the game so that players truly understand why they're defending Earth against hoards of different alien races.

Destiny’s latest expansion, Rise of Iron, wasn’t as big a change as many fans had hoped for, leaving hardcore players battling to find player-vs.-player games that don’t lag. Bungie is now expected to deliver a spring update to Destiny to keep fans of the game playing until the sequel is ready. Bungie, the original developer of the Halo series, has always been a fan of big E3 unveils, so it looks likely that we’ll hear much more about Destiny 2 in June before its release later this year.