'Destiny 2' Xbox One, PS4, PC Release Date: Sequel rumored to arrive Spring 2016 with new 'loremaster', exotic weapons and enemies
'Destiny 2', the sequel to mimic Bungie and Activision's success of its first adventure action game is rumored for Spring 2016 release date according to latest reports.
Activision's CEO Eric Hirshberg has revealed that the next installment of the game franchise is currently under way.
"Work has also begun on future expansion packs, as well as on our next full game release," Hirshberg confirmed.
As previously reported, players' progress from the original full game release will be carried over to 'Destiny 2' as characters can conveniently make transition to the sequel upon launch.
Community manager David Dague told IGN, "For 'Destiny 2,' the idea is that the Guardian that you have created is something you can bring along with you on that adventure. If you take a look at the way people have played other games for a long period of time, they've had a relationship with the same character for a very long time."
Dague also mentioned that he has seen the concept art for the sequel and also teased about new, exotic weapons that could add more excitement to the whole gaming experience.
"It's a lot of fun to walk around the studio because there's always somebody thinking about visions for the future. The next place you'll go, the next enemy that you'll fight, the next thing you'll earn for doing those things," he revealed.
Meanwhile, John Ryan, former Guild Wars 2 lead writer, is leaving ArenaNet to join Bungie as its new loremaster next week.
"Tomorrow is my last day here at ArenaNet," he announced on Twitter today. "Next week, I'll be heading over to Bungie to be their new editor/loremaster."
According to Gamespot, Ryan is a seasoned writer who spent more than five years at ArenaNet handling the lore, narrative, dialogue, and other jobs for Guild Wars 2. Before that, he assumed writing positions at Microsoft Game Studios and other media publications like MSNBC.
With Ryan on board, Bungie isn't done hiring yet as The Bellevue, Washington-based studio, has 73 open positions posted to its website that span myriad of disciplines including art, design, engineering, production, et al.
Bungie has officially announced that to date, there are 12,869,066 people who get to play the game multiple times everyday that the company has to capitalize on such cosmic success in 'Destiny 2' with a rumored release date in Spring 2016.