Destiny 2 New Light and Shadowkeep delayed to October
Bungie thinks the releases need "a bit more time in the oven", and this is part of the hard decisions they make while being independent.
Earlier this summer Destiny 2's Shadowkeep expansion and free version were revealed, following the big news of Bungie's split from Activision earlier in the year, and now Bungie has revealed in an announcement that "it has become increasingly clear to us that our releases for this Fall would benefit from a bit more time in the oven".
If you're thinking this sounds like a delay, then you'd be right, as the Shadowkeep and New Light release dates have been pushed back from September 17 to October 1.
"Being independent means that the future of Destiny 2 is entirely on our team. It also means that we're agile enough to choose to do what's best for the game and our players, even if it's the hard choice," they said, referencing the split with Activision to work on their own.
"This Fall is the first step on a journey for what our team wants Destiny 2 to become - a place for you and your friends to play anytime, anywhere; owning the action MMO and RPG elements that we love about the game; and crushing barriers to entry for friends. We just need a bit of extra time to take the first step."
Some other dates are mentioned in the release too, as the world first for the new Raid Garden of Salvation starts on October 5, seeing a weekend Raid race and contest active, and Bungie is also extending Moments of Triumph until September 17, meaning you have three more weeks to complete this year's challenges. On the week of September 17 an extra Iron Banner will be held too, and cross-save is coming online later this summer as well.
We're promised more news next week, but for now are you happy to wait?