We recently shared an article detailing what we want to see from the upcoming sequel to Bungie's online shooter, and now it looks like some of our wants are being satisfied, after a handful of potential details regarding Destiny 2 have leaked.
According to what has been shared via this Reddit post, the game will be called Destiny II: Forge of Hope, and will launch in November 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC (!), including updates for both PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio.
Besides potential titles and platforms, the main highlight of the leak is the mention of a brand new engine, a technology "built from the ground up with the ability for Bungie to rapidly create and ad new content to the world of Destiny".
Instead of merely developing quarterly or huge yearly expansions, the focus would instead be on releasing events every 1-2 months, with Overwatch being mentioned as an example they'd like to follow. This would include both new gameplay features and story elements.
Regarding the story, this is the description that was included in the leak (take it with a pinch of salt, but also be aware that it may contain spoilers):
The sequel will heavily focus on chronological events set after the Fall 2015 Expansion The Taken King. The cabal forces attack the city leaving the civilians and mentors of the tower defenseless. It is the guardians job to fight back the cabal and reclaim the city. While doing so the guardian will discover the long lost stories of Queen Mara Sov and The Exo Strangers motives. The story will culminate with the tower and city fighting back the Cabal empire resulting the guardian defeating the leader of the Cabal in the new Raid.
Other details found on this unofficial intel drop includes Sony keeping the agreement relating to timed-exclusive content ("reduced to 3 months"), and that the first major expansion is scheduled to land a year after launch (if accurate, it will be "centred around the Vex and the Origins of Kabr and Praydeth").
Last but not least, if all of this is genuine information, you won't be able to transfer your Destiny character to the sequel, because new characters will be based on the aforementioned new engine and thus will offer a whole array of additional customisation options.
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