Trouble for Bungie?
Destiny will make its return in 2017, as previously promised by Activision. In a presentation during its fourth quarter earnings call, yesterday, Activision confirmed Destiny would receive a full sequel in 2017. According to the presentation, the sequel will broaden the franchise’s global reach, along with add-on content, which will set the stage for growth.
During a Q&A with investors, Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg reiterated that the sequel is “on track to release this fall.”
Jason Schreier of Kotaku reports Destiny 2 missing a 2017 release could be dire for Bungie. Schreier writes, “If Bungie misses this year for Destiny 2, Activision is awarded a hefty chunk of the independent studio’s stock, according to two sources familiar with goings-on at Bungie.”
“Bungie employees’ stock vesting schedule is also based on game releases, including Destiny 2, which gives them major incentives to get the sequel out this year.”
In other Destiny news, the sequel is allegedly coming to PC.
Bungie is hard at work on Destiny 2 with the help of High Moon Studio and Vicarious Visions.