Yesterday, developer Bungie and publisher Activision announced the much-anticipated sequel of the 2014 videogame, Destiny. The game’s official name is simple: Destiny 2. The announcement was made on the game’s official Twitter account. The announcement was equally simple. The Twitter post contained only an image with the logo of the sequel.
The official logo displays the word “Destiny”. Behind it, there is the numeral two, written in Helvetica. Interestingly enough, the same logo also appeared on a promotional poster for Destiny 2. Last week, an Italian retailer actually leaked that image which now proves to be accurate and official. That poster revealed the game’s supposed release date as being September 8, 2017. It also mentioned a beta for the game, which will reportedly be available on PlayStation 4, initially. Still, neither Bungie nor Activision have confirmed any of these details. Activision only revealed that the game will indeed come out this fall, as many of us expected.
— Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) March 27, 2017
The original Destiny videogame was released three years ago, on September 9, 2014. At the time, it was available on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. However, fans were not kept waiting in vain with nothing to do all those years. In the following years, Bungie released four expansions for the very popular game. In December 2014, “The Dark Below”, in May 2015, “House of Wolves”, in September 2015, “The Taken King” and finally, in September 2016, “Rise of Iron”.
A final big update
Over the years, Bungie has been regularly updating those paid add-ons of the game. They are also free for those players who own the previous expansion of Destiny. The game’s final big content update goes live today. Its name is “Age of Triumph”. According to Blackburn, senior designer at Bungie, this final add-on is going to make player revisit the Vault of Glass and actually all the other raids in the game. They are now reportedly coming up to light level.
A Twitter user and a fan of the game discovered a secret hidden inside the sequel’s official logo. According to him, The Last City, the huge metropolis which the traveler saved in the first game, is now burning in the background. He even created a GIF in which he demonstrates his theory and he actually seems to be right about it.
“What happened to the Last City in that Destiny 2 teaser image??”
— Nibel (@Nibellion) March 27, 2017
It will be interesting to see whether or not Bungie is also going to make a full, official announcement for Destiny 2 at this year’s E3. Or, even sooner. The first Destiny did not have the huge impact the studio had hoped for when it was released. However, with the regular expansions, it became a phenomenon. One of the most popular online shooters. It is not quite a massively multiplayer game, but not your classical shooter either. So, this interesting blend managed to draw more and more players and became extremely popular and loved. All in all, everybody is now waiting for some details regarding the game’s story and what changes will it bring.
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