'Destiny 2' release date, news: Sequel is coming to PC, will feel like a completely new game


The PC Master Race can rejoice once again because a console-exclusive game is coming to the PC soon if the rumors are proven to be true.

Talk of a PC version for Bungie’s “Destiny 2” started to pick up speed in the rumor mill when a forum member from NeoGAF said that a friend of his who works at Activision told him the company was planning to release the game to the PC. According to the forum poster, Activision-owned studios Vicarious Vision and High Moon would be involved in the project.

While this could be a hoax, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier said that he also heard about Activision’s plans to release the game for the PC earlier this year. Forbes noted that Schreier has been correct so far when it comes to leaks connected to the “Destiny” franchise, so this rumor might be true.

Schreier revealed that he heard Bungie wants to wipe the slate clean and make “Destiny 2” feel like a whole different game compared to the first one. He said the developers at Bungie want the upcoming game to feel like a true sequel. That means leaving old planets and characters behind and making the game from scratch.

According to Schreier, people working on the game told him that they want to do what Blizzard did for “Diablo 2,” wherein none of the content and playable characters were carried over from the first game.

The Kotaku news editor also stated that he has heard a lot about something called “play-in destinations,” which is supposed to revamp how the game’s world functions. This is going to make towns and other locations feel more populated as opposed to the missions in the first game.

“The plan, from what I’ve heard, is for ‘Destiny 2’s’ planet areas to feel more populated with towns, outposts, and quests that are more interesting than the patrol missions you can get in ‘Destiny,'” he explained.

As of this moment, Bungie and Activision have yet to comment on the leak, so readers are advised to take everything with a grain of salt.

“Destiny 2” is scheduled to hit the shelves in late 2017.