With Rise of Iron now having released, the big concern on everyone’s mind is when we’ll hear some news about Destiny 2. Today, we may have gotten some details in a report from Kotaku.
The first half of this report claims the sequel will be coming to PC, a first for the series. It was something the studio had vaguely talked about doing for the first game, but clearly never got around to. According to Kotaku and a NeoGAF poster named benny__a (who claims to know an Activision employee), publisher Activision informed the studio about this at an internal presentation today. If true, it’ll open up Destiny to a new audience of players, one who were very passionate about the first game coming to PC when it first released in 2014. To help on that front, Vicarious Visions (you may know them best for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 from 2009) will allegedly be helping with development. Transformers: War for Cybertron developer High Moon is supposedly helping with development as well.
The report also says Destiny 2 could end up doing away with your Guardian and content from the first game. As Kotaku describes it, it’ll feel like a “proper sequel,” possibly leaving behind old characters, planets, and content in a jump similar to that between Diablo 1 to Diablo 2. One person familiar with the development reportedly said that “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 big things.”
To go along with this, there’ll be a new activity model to replace the Patrols from the first game. Planets in Destiny 2 will apparently be more populated, with towns, outposts, and quests that are better than the side missions from last time around. As far as carrying over old characters is concerned, the report says Bungie is still finalizing the details to offer something to fans who poured hours and hours into the original game.
It’ll still likely be another couple of months before we hear anything official about Destiny 2. But, should the lack of character carryover be a thing, how does that make you feel? Let us know in the comments below.