'Destiny 2' Update: Bungie To Build A Massive Super Team For 'Destiny 2' Dev, This Is Game Development At Its Extreme!By Erwin Castro, UniversityHerald Reporter
Since Activision and Bungie have announced the sequel "Destiny 2" in 2016, Destiny fans have been wondering what the sequel would look like. Fortunately for the fans, both Activision and Bungie are not giving up on the "Destiny 2" development.
According to IGN, the recent investor Q&A for Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials revealed that Destiny 2 is Bungie's prime focus right now. Activision's CEO Eric Hirshberg also added that a majority of Bungie team has been working hard on "Destiny 2" development.
Based on the gathered information about the original release schedule for Destiny game, Bungie and Activision intended to release new sequels every other year until 2019, with large expansions update coming in between. By doing some math and analysis, one could get the possible answer- 2017.
Originally scheduled for the Sept. 2016 release date, Bungie has finally confirmed that "Destiny 2" will be released sometime in 2017.
Bungie Is Building A Massive "Super Team" For "Destiny 2" Development?
Bungie has made some big announcement that a new partner is coming and joining the new Destiny game. Bungie's latest addition to its "super team" is Vicarious Visions. The NY-based game developer would be joining the Destiny 2 development team along with Activision, as reported earlier by Gamingbolt.
Vicarious Visions is the game studio known for developing titles for Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. The game studio is also well-known in developing many games including Cash Nitro Kart, Jedi Knight II, Jedi Academy, Doom 3 (Xbox), Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and the Ultimate Spider-Man. It also developed for the Guitar Hero series on the Nintendo DS and Wii platforms.For the Guitar Hero series, the NY-based game studio has developed the "Guitar Grip" peripheral for the Nintendo DS console, which said to emulate the guitar controller for the Nintendo gaming console.
In 2011, it announced that it was working on the 3DS version of the company's hit Skylanders series.Vicarious' works are said to feature diverse worlds that players can fully explore and play to their heart's content. The crowd could expect the developer's expertise in world building to be fully applied in the Destiny 2 development.
In addition to the Activision and Vicarious Visions, San Diego-based High Moon Studios is also joining the Destiny 2 development. Formerly known as Sammy Studios, High Moon Studios is known for their works on Transformer Cybertron series as well as assisting in the development of Destiny (the first game) and Activision's first-shooter game "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare."
Overall, that makes 4 game developers working together for Destiny 2. This sequel will surely be the biggest online shooter in the market. This is 20th-century game development at its extreme.
If Activision and Bungie are both serious about refreshing Destiny with the sequel, just like what Blizzard Entertainment did for "Diablo 2," then Destiny should be a full MMORPG game.
According to Cinema Blend, Bungie's upcoming first-shooter game "Destiny 2" will be released sometime in 2017.