Publisher Activision is working on a second “Destiny” game with developer Bungie, according to an announcement made during the Activision Blizzard earnings call on Tuesday.
The popular shooter was the largest new franchise launch for the company on its release on Sept. 9, and the Santa Monica, California-based publisher wants to capitalize on its massive success.
"Work has also begun on future expansion packs as well as on our next full game release," said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg during Tuesday afternoon’s earnings call. "We're very pleased with the launch and continuing engagement."
“Destiny” currently has more than 9.5 million registered users who are playing an average of three hours a day, according to the publisher’s quarterly report.
“Destiny” booked a record for most initial sales in the first 24 hours of a franchise's debut. The online action title went on sale in early September and Bungie sold $500 million worth of the game to retailers within two days, making it the largest new game franchise launch in history. Activision Blizzard Inc. CEO Bobby Kotick claimed the sales figure was an “industry milestone” that “marks another blockbuster success for our company and demonstrates our unique ability to create some of the most successful entertainment franchises in the world.”