Report: Destiny 2 Coming To PC, May Start Fresh And Include More Populated Areas
With Destiny: Rise of Iron out last week, it's expected the team at Bungie would begin to look toward the next iteration of the series. What few expected was that we'd have any details about the game this soon.
Earlier today, neoGAF poster benny_a posted that they knew someone at Activision, and that they had told them the company had begun communicating early details on Destiny 2; this includes the game coming to PC, and that Vicarious Visions (which has worked on the Skylanders franchise) and High Moon Studios (which collaborated with Bungie on the first Destiny) would be helping with development.
Now Kotaku reports details on Destiny 2 corroborating some of benny_a's details. Additionally, Kotaku reports Destiny 2 will undergo some big changes from the original Destiny. "[Destiny 2] is a completely different game," says one Kotaku source. "The Taken King was a reboot for Destiny 1 to fix small things. This is the overhaul to fix big things.”
Other details from the Kotaku report include planets being more populated with towns and outposts, and for quests to be more involved than the patrol missions players can undertake in Destiny.
We've reached out to Bungie for comment and will update this story should we hear back.
Of all the changes it looks like Destiny 2 might make, I'd be most interested in the more populated in the actual playspace in the world — anything to make the world feel like a real place. Players will no doubt have mixed feelings if Destiny 2 turns out to be a fresh start, or if some of the relevant locations from the first game don't return. After many hundreds of hours playing their Guardians in the base game, a hard reset would be a big change, if it turns out to be the direction that Bungie is going.