“Destiny 2” is reportedly slated for release late next year, but fans should not expect to see some of the things they have become accustomed to seeing in the original game when they play the upcoming game.
According to Kotaku, Bungie has made it clear that “Destiny 2” is going to be a proper sequel and for that to happen the developer is doing away with bringing back the planets found in the original first-person shooter. Not only that, some characters and certain activities are unlikely to be part of the new game.
Insiders with information on the development of the game explained that the changes players will see in “Destiny 2” are very comparable to what Blizzard did to “Diablo 2,” which fortunately or unfortunately did not include characters and content from the first “Diablo.”
One tipster even shared, “D2 is a completely different game. ‘The Taken King’ was a reboot for ‘Destiny 1’ to fix small things. This is the overhaul to fix bog things.” Hence, Kotaku now believes that the developers of the sequel could be starting from scratch.
Meanwhile, rumors over what features will be part of the gameplay point at the addition of “Play-in destinations,” an activity model very different from that of the original game. In fact, this is said to be more than just patrol missions with the densely populated towns, new outposts and quests around.
What makes “Destiny 2” more interesting is the fact that it is going to be available for the PC platform. A NeoGAF user revealed recently that someone from Activision has already confirmed this bit about the upcoming game. The reason behind this decision is said to be Bungie’s desire to reach out to a wider scope of audience that prefer playing with their PCs than using consoles.
Alongside the release of the game for PC, however, is Bungie’s decision to limit the consoles that will be running its “Destiny” sequel. As per GearNuke, instead of releasing “Destiny 2” for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One just like the original installment, Bungie has decided to just limit the new game for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Even though “Destiny 2” will not be out until late 2017, Bungie has already released the “Destiny: Rise of Iron” expansion that comes with new raid, strikes and story missions on top of the base game. IGN says the newest expansion — considered the last before “Destiny 2” — comes with just enough new content and a rewarding raid at the end.