Activision Blizzard’s latest earnings call took place last night, revealing the usual flood of tidbits about the upcoming months and year for the juggernaut publisher. Chief among them was talk of a large Destiny expansion in development for this year, with a full sequel planned for 2017. Destiny has always been conspicuous by its abscene from the PC, being a blend of WoW and sci-fi FPS that would obviously do very well here. Destiny 2 would be well timed to rectify this situation, even if the original never makes it.
In the mean time, here’s all the best FPS games you can play on PC.
The announcement was re-confirmed on the Bungie blog late yesterday, where they detailed their immediate plans and then followed up by saying “beyond that, the team is focused on delivering a large expansion later this year, and a full Destiny sequel in 2017.” There’s been nothing announced abhout exactly how it will work, making a sequel to a game with such an invested community and strong progression system always being a risk. You don’t want your biggest fans to not make the transition, feeling it would mean they’d wasted their time on the original.
As for the earnings call, Activision Blizzard announced that revenues were down year-on-year for Q4 2015, as well as for the year as a whole, and lower than analyst predictions. They blamed much of this on exchange rates – once you’re dealing with billions of dollars, 1.6 dollars to the pound is a hell of a lot different to 1.5. It’s also worth noting that in Q4 2015, Blizzard released Warlords of Draenor, bumping back up to 10 million subscribers, likely meaning it sold rather well. There was no such release this go round, though StarCraft II’s million-in-a-day sales and Hearthstone’s well-performing League of Explorers made up for some of it.
Meanwhile, Overwatch’s release date was marked as “Spring”, making it sooner rather than later towards that “on or before June 21st” given at Blizzcon. It was also confirmed that the next WoW expansion, Legion, will launchafterthe movie, which is slated for June 10th in the United States.
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