Destiny fans rejoice! More details have been officially announced by Bungie today regarding the upcoming sequel to the popular first-person MMO Destiny. According to the announcement, Destiny 2 will be released on September 8, with an open beta coming before the release.
The announcement today confirms the details provided on the leaked poster from out of Italy a few days, on which it was mentioned that the sequel to Destiny will be released during September, and a beta would be preceding the actual release. Moreover, it was also formally revealed today that unlike its prequel, Destiny 2 would not only be coming to the current-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but it would also make its way to PC.
Rumors regarding Destiny 2’s move to PC have been around for months, but there has hardly been a solid quote or source about Bungie’s plans on a PC launch. All that has been put to bed now, and PC gamers can breathe a sigh of enormous relief after Bungie decided to include PC on its list of supported platforms, after excluding last-gen consoles like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Also announced, is that pre-orders for Destiny 2 have now been opened, and those who choose to opt for them will have early access to the beta, when it lands later this year. A launch trailer has also been revealed, and so has the general premise for the game: “Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.”
A livestream for Destiny 2 has also been scheduled for May 18, which should give an enhanced look at the gameplay. Some of the different bundles that will be available for Destiny 2 are a Limited Edition, with the Expansion Pass, a Digital Deluxe Edition, and the Collector’s Edition with a number of other goodies and physical collectibles.