'Destiny' game news: Expansion pack to be released later this year, sequel by 2017

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Fans of the game “Destiny” certainly have a lot of things to look forward to because apart from the announcement that the game is getting a large new expansion pack within the year, it is also having a full sequel that is set for release in 2017.

This piece of news was confirmed by Activision Blizzard, the game’s publisher, during its earnings call last week that was posted on Bungie’s “Destiny” weekly blog post.

With this news, it can be said that it’s only a matter of time before the fans can play with the latest from the first-shooter video game. After all, Bungie’s community manager David “DeeJ” Dague said that the team is bent on releasing the expansion game within the year and its sequel by next year.

“Prior to the holiday break we mentioned a second, larger update slated for spring. That content release will feature a significant Light increase, a bunch of new gear to earn and equip, and new challenges for PvE players seeking some more fun experiences and replayability,” he said in the blog post.

While this news, without question, is enough reason for “Destiny” fans to be excited, Tech Insider opined that this piece of information should not really be too surprising. It alleged that Bungie has been experiencing shake-ups recently and cited a recent report suggesting that the launching of “Destiny 2” might be pushed back to late 2016 or early 2017 instead of its originally rumored September 2016 unveiling.

An earlier report of the Tech Insider alleged that the game will be officially known as “Destiny 2: The Shattered Suns.” If rumors are to be believed, the game will highlight the adventures of the lost warlock Osiris, a new character in the game.

Meanwhile, Ecumenical News reported that there are speculations on the possibility of Bungie not releasing an expansion pack for “Destiny 2.” There’s also rumors that High Moon Studios – Activision Blizzard’s subsidiary company – will be tasked to lend a hand with whatever follow-ups the game will eventually have.