What a day it's been for Destiny news. This morning we saw a rumor from Reddit claiming to leak insider information about Destiny 2, which was being called Destiny II: Forge of Hope. The rumor stated that the game would be released in November of this year, and we were all pretty excited.
That is, until an official Bungie marketing rep decided to weigh in and deny the rumor altogether. Well that was that, but we still had our suspicions that there may be more to the initial leak than we thought. Sure the special edition bonuses and title were a little far out, but that doesn't mean that we can dismiss everything about the leak. After all, we had already heard that our guardians from Destiny may not carry over to the sequel, and a Mega Bloks product listing seemed to corroborate certain story beats disclosed on Reddit.
Now, we've officially heard from Activision that Destiny 2 is in fact due to release some time this year. Maybe not November, but some time. This, according to a slideshow that was amended to an earnings report presented this afternoon:
"Full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise's global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth."
This being the case, it seems likely that we'll hear something about Destiny 2 in the near future. Or not. Kotaku's Jason Schreier believes that Bungie is going to stay quiet until the game is closer to launch. Bungie made the mistake of promoting and hyping up certain features and plot points for the original Destiny that never actually made it into the final game, and it apparently wants to avoid those mistakes this time around.
The bottom line? We don't know a damn thing. This is what happens once you start indulging rumors, but we just can't help ourselves. Maybe now that everyone is talking about it, Bungie will throw us a bone and tease a date when we can expect some information. In the meantime, stay tuned to WWG for all the latest.