'Destiny 2' release date may not fall this year as Bungie reportedly has some issues to fix


Following the success of game developer Bungie and publisher Activision’s first person shooting title “Destiny,” fans are anticipating the announcement of the official release date of the sequel. However, they may have to wait a little bit longer.

According to Gamespot, Bungie revealed that there was a shakeup in their management as chief operating officer Pete Parsons since 2002 took over Harold Ryan as the new chief executive officer.

“To the players of ‘Destiny,’ I want you to know that my number one priority, and Bungie’s, is and always has been to deliver great games that we can all share together. I believe that ‘Destiny’ is a one-of-a-kind experience. I also believe you have yet to see our studio’s best work. My new role here at the studio will be entirely focused on fulfilling that promise,” Parson shared in a statement.

The report added that despite what the alleged leaks have been claiming, “Destiny 2” will not become available September this year. The release date for the much-awaited follow-up is still not definite as the plans are said to be constantly shifting.

What may have added to the delay are the apparent problems encountered by Bungie in the matchmaking during Sparrow Racing League event last December.

The developers indicated that there is an increased latency seen in the Crucible and there have also been increased matchmaking times and large number of players queuing for SRL. Although they have promised that they will address the issue, some latency features are still noted in the Crucible.

As fans wait for any official confirmation, they may tune into the touted tweaks coming for the original base game. Game designer at Bungie Jeremiah Pieschl shared that the there will be enhancement focused on the design to make it more balanced.

“Both teams will be on equal ground though an advantage can be gained by opening a voice channel to Team Chat. A secondary goal was to provide playlists with a wider variety of engagements. Featuring mixed-modes with all of their associated maps means players will have a much more diverse experience and see less repetition in the combinations selected by matchmaking,” he said.

The upgrade will be for solo players enjoying a new set of Freelance playlists which include 6 versus 6 with Clash, Control, Rift and 3 versus 3 mixed mode options that have Elimination, Salvage and Skirmish.