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.
Here's the full text of the press release:
"This week at Bungie Crimson Doubles is in full swing, but that's not the only dance afoot.
"Prior to the holiday break we mentioned a second, larger update slated for Spring. That content release will feature a significant Light increase, a bunch of new gear to earn and equip, and new challenges for PvE players seeking some more fun experiences and replayability. Beyond that, the team is focused on delivering a large expansion later this year, and a full Destiny sequel in 2017.
"As work wraps up in the weeks ahead, look for more details about the Spring content, as well as more information about our bigger projects in the months that follow.
"Thanks for your patience, and thanks for playing."