Rumors dictate that Destiny 2 is breaking the exclusivity cycle by releasing on PC. The sequel was assumed to follow a strict console release similar to the original. However, it appears that might not be the case with Destiny 2.
Earlier today, a post on NeoGAF claimed that Vicarious Visions and High Moon Studios are working together on the PC version of Destiny 2. Since then, Kotaku has confirmed the rumors from its sources as well. In fact, the two aforementioned studios might not be the only ones involved with the Windows port.
According to the rumor mill, Bungie went through a structural reorganization in April which resulted in a rebooting of the storyline of Destiny 2. There have been debates on whether the second installment is going to act like an expansion or a sequel. Based on reports, we’re probably looking at the latter.
This means that Destiny 2 might relinquish a few ties with the original game. In this scenarios, players are likely to be forced into leaving their Destiny characters behind and start anew. Bungie probably plans to accommodate players from Destiny with certain bonuses or other exclusive wares.
Destiny 2 is undoubtedly going to boast several enhancements over the first game. One major feature is something called “play-in destinations.” According to sources, it promises “more populated towns, outposts, and quests” than what’s seen in Destiny’s Patrol missions. That’s one way of addressing scarcity of content.
Activision has already confirmed Destiny 2 to be in development at multiple occasions in the past but an official word is yet to be dropped. The first confirmation arrived as far back as 2014. At the time the game was rumored for a release this fall. However, it was supposedly pushed back to give the development team additional time. In its stead, Bungie released Rise of Iron as another expansion to the game.