Bungie reportedly want to focus on Destiny 2 rather than pouring resources into a potential sequel. According to Kotaku reporter Jason Schreier, game director Luke Smith and Destiny general manager Mark Noseworthy “want to stick to Destiny 2 for the forseeable future.”
Earlier today, Schreier tweeted on the subject of the possibility of Destiny 2 cross-play being saved for a third game in the sci-fi FPS franchise. While it sounds as though Bungie is keen to allow players to play together across multiple platforms, it seems as though we could be waiting a long time for a new game, as Schreier said that “if there’s a Destiny 3 I don’t think it’ll be for a while.”
That was followed up by a second tweet, which contained the above sentiments from an interview with Bungie devs Smith and Noseworthy. Given that Bungie only recently announced the game’s next expansion, Shadowkeep, perhaps it’s no great surprise that their intention is to keep the game going for at least a little while longer.
Bungie itself has made little noise regarding a third Destiny game – the only evidence we have on that front stems from a leak last year. That suggested that Destiny 3 will launch next year, but that seems increasingly unlikely now.
Yeah when I get this Splitscreen ep up with Luke Smith and Mark Noseworthy you'll hear that they very much feel that way – they want to stick to D2 for the foreseeable future
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) June 11, 2019
Plenty has changed since then, of course. Bungie is no longer attached to Activision, and Destiny 2 is now set to go free-to-play on Steam later this year. With a new pricing structure and a freshly standalone studio, perhaps it makes sense that the focus, at least for now, is squarely on Destiny 2.