'Destiny 2' news: Bungie to release DLC this year while waiting for follow-up game next year, analyst reveals

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Fans of the videogame “Destiny” have been patiently waiting for the follow-up title from the gaming series. Unfortunately, its release was delayed to 2017 as confirmed by the game’s developer, Bungie. Given that fans will have to wait for almost for “Destiny 2,” it looks like Bungie is looking to appease them by releasing a new extension pack for the debut iteration of the game which is rumored to be dropping this year.

Doug Creutz, a gaming analyst from Cowen and Company recently sat down with media outlet Express and revealed that Bungie is trying to make amends this year with their fans for lack of extra content for “Destiny.”

“‘Destiny’s’ player base is clearly getting restless for new content, particularly since this is the first time since the launch of the game in 2014 that more than a couple of months have gone by without having a clear roadmap as to what is in the near-term pipeline,” Creutz explained.

While an expansion is not quite as grand as dropping a full new game, Creutz added that what Bungie is planning might suffice, while fans are waiting for “Destiny 2,” revealing that a “Taken King-sized” expansion must be on the works.

“Our model assumes a ‘Taken King-sized’ expansion for ‘Destiny’ in 2016. We did think that ‘Destiny 2’ was possible, and even likely, source of upside in 2016. However, as long as there is new ‘Destiny’ content in 2016, we feel confident in our overall company growth assumptions and would remain bullish on the long-term value of the franchise,” Creutz further explained.

Bungie, on the other hand, previously confirmed that a new update for Iron Banner and Skirmish are now available for gamers.

“Destiny” is an online first person shooter video game which was released in 2014. It lets players take on the role of a Guardian who are defenders of the Earth’s very last safe city as they combat aliens and other extra terrestrials.