'Destiny 2' release date: Bungie will still release 'Destiny' DLC even after sequel's launch


People are already excited for the upcoming “Destiny 2” to be released in 2017, but the game developers haven’t quite finished with “Destiny” just yet.

Though “Destiny 2” is already in development, Bungie will still release new downloadable content (DLC) for the current version of the game.

In an interview with Kotaku, Chris Barrett, the creative director for Bungie, has confirmed that will not stop producing additional content even after the launch of “Destiny: Rise of Iron” this September.

Bungie marketing director Eric Osborne added, “People are concerned, I mean we’ve been out 18 months. I think people talk about ‘Destiny’ like it’s been here for decades. Eighteen months, this is our fourth expansion. 40+ updates to the base game. I think the content pace is pretty normal… It’s a nice problem to have that people want to know about more content.”

Fans of the game are also wondering if the additional content that would come after “Rise of Iron” would be free or not. Some also wonder if the free updates would be small in scale or whether they would be in the form of live events.

Barrett gave an answer by saying, “The idea is all of the above, right? So we want to get to a place where we can ship really great expansions like ‘Rise of Iron’ and cool events like Festival of the Lost, and that’s sort of the full library of stuff that we want to deliver. We want to keep more regular content for players.”

The newest expansion will be about the Lord Saladin, the last Lord of Iron, and his attempt to rally the Guardians in defeating the Splicers.

There is still no exact release date for “Destiny 2” but it could launch by late 2017. At this time, Bungie still wants players to focus on “Destiny” and the upcoming “Rise of Iron” expansion.