Update (8:24pm): A representative from Activision responded to our email with the following:
We announced all the platforms we’re going to be on in September. So, we have nothing further to announce at this time.
The sequel to the widely popular MMOFPS Destiny, Destiny 2 was revealed today in quite the inspiring (as well as amusing) trailer, courtesy of Bungie.
Destiny launched in 2014, and was met with a lot of issues as the game evolved through its lifecycle. Players will be offered a completely fresh start (in the most fantastic way,) on top of one of the most anticipated pieces of news related to this game, it’s release on PC. As of this writing, there is no word on whether or not Destiny 2 will be part of Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. We have contacted Bungie and will update this article should we receive an answer.
As for the fresh start, it was explained in probably the easiest out any writer could come up with:
In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian…players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.
Additionally, the first hands-on gameplay reveal live stream will be broadcast around the world on May 18, showcasing “a variety of fun, action-oriented activities” within Destiny 2, and will “highlight the brand-new, epic adventure waiting for players.”
“Destiny was the biggest launch of a new console video game franchise ever. Along with our incredibly talented partners at Bungie, we are focusing on making Destiny 2 even better, with state of the art first person action, an awesome new story, great characters, and thoughtful innovations that make the game more accessible to all different kinds of players,” said Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg. “We’re also bringing [it] to the PC platform for the first time. Destiny 2 will make an already great game franchise better than ever.”
Destiny 2 will be available with timed exclusive content for PlayStation 4 (until the fall of 2018 at the very least, with more details to come this summer,) as well as on Xbox One and PC at a suggested retail price of $59.99 on September 8th, 2017.