Destiny 2 officially delayed until 2017, spring update and major expansion coming later this year

Bungie and Activision confirmed today that Destiny 2 will not release until 2017. Originally slated for late this year (taken from the leaked Bungie contract from several years ago), the sequel to Bungie’s shared world shooter won’t arrive until sometime in 2017. Whether that means spring or late 2017 is anyone’s guess.

As for Destiny today, Bungie says they have a large expansion (most likely the size of The Taken King) due out later this year. There will also be a fairly big spring update that adds new light levels and PvE content. Bungie said this:

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.

Beyond that, the team is focused on delivering a large expansion later this year, and a full Destiny sequel in 2017.

I have finally sunk my teeth back into Destiny after a few months off and I’m happy to hear this. Two more expansions, one of them pretty big, sounds like good lifetime support for a September 2014 release.

That means we will end up getting 2 major expansions and at least 3 somewhat-decent sized DLCs since the game released.

Of course Destiny 2 getting pushed back is a bummer but remember, a delayed game is eventually good. At least that’s the hope.