Looks like that Kotaku source was right: the as-yet untitled full-game sequel to Destiny won't be hitting store shelves until 2017. Bungie confirmed the previously leaked information earlier today in a blog post, stating quite clearly that there will be "a full Destiny sequel in 2017." That's not all though, no, no, no. Bungie also re-emphasized a significant update they've got coming to Destiny this spring, featuring "a significant light increase," some new gear, and new PvE challenges.
More importantly, though, the team is doubling down to produce a new Destiny expansion before the year of 2016 is out, meaning you won't have to wait until next year's full game sequel to see some new content. That's a relief to many, I'm sure.
The full press release is inside.