Update March 28, 2017: Bungie have just released a proper teaser for Destiny 2, this time in video form.
The video, dubbed ‘Last Call’, shows Cayde-6, the Hunter vanguard voiced by Nathan Fillion, sat at a bar reciting war stories, presumably of when the Last City got attacked. Then the camera pulls back, revealing that this is the Last City, and it’s still under attack. Fillion wades back in.
But is it even coming to PC? Here’s what we know so far about Destiny 2, and what we’d like to see.
As far as teasers go, it ranks pretty highly. It’s really well put together, as you can see for yourself above.
If it’s left you wanting more, the official worldwide reveal is coming on March 30 at 10am PT/ 1pm ET.
Update March 27, 2017:Bungie have lifted the lid on Destiny 2 with a little Twitter tease.
The new image is draped in shadow, but you can clearly make out a burning city in the foreground. The Last City might be getting attacked, then. The Traveller hangs ominously overhead.
Here’s the tease:
— Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) March 27, 2017
The internet is going mad about the size of the number two. However, the significant thing about the two is how it lines up with the leak in our previous story. Looks like it’s on for a September 8 launch after all.
Original Story March 23, 2017: Destiny 2 will launch on September 8, and will have a beta period in June, with early access on PlayStation. That’s according to a leaked marketing poster and a swirl of rumours on Twitter.
Here’s the poster, leaked both by Italian gaming site LegaNetworkand GamestopItaly. It certainly looks legit, and it’s worth remembering that Destiny’s Rise of Iron expansion was leaked via promotional material too.
The beta is mentioned on the posters, and both Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips and industry insider Daniel Ahmad added their considerable credibility via Twitter. Activision had a partnership with Sony for early access and some exclusive content on PlayStation – early access to the sequel’s beta indicates that’s likely to continue.
The timing also lines up. The first game and its two biggest expansions all launched in September, with announcements or major marketing pushes at or around E3 in June. Publishers Activision will no doubt throw everything at hyping up the sequel, so I’d expect an official reveal before E3 to allow for a lengthier marketing cycle. One way or another, it won’t be long now before we get some concrete details.
Boring but necessary disclaimer: we’re talking leaks and rumours here, so approach this with all appropriate scepticism. It’s all looking pretty legit, though.