Destiny 2 Still Set for 2017, “The Majority of the Team” at Bungie Is Focused on It

During the Activision Blizzard earnings call yesterday, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed that the majority of Bungie is working on Destiny 2 right now, ahead of its scheduled 2017 release:

As for the future, the majority of the team at Bungie is actually focused entirely on creating Destiny 2, which is still on track for release next year and it’s going to be awesome.

Before we get to Destiny 2 in 2017, Bungie will be releasing the Rise of Iron expansion for Destiny on September 20. According to COO Thomas Tippl, digital pre-orders are tracking ahead of The Taken King:

Destiny also saw month on month growth in MAUs [monthly active users] with the launch of our April update with the June announce of Destiny’s next expansion, Rise of Iron. The continued hunger for great new content from this passionate community bodes well for the September launch of Rise of Iron. Digital pre-purchases so far are very strong and tracking ahead of last year’s Taken King.

Destiny will also be receiving more updates this year, including the return of Festival of the Lost and Sparrow Racing League.

During their latest weekly update, Bungie said, “In preparation for future Destiny updates, servers were taken offline on August 4th, 2016. This maintenance was for general upkeep purposes, and players should not expect any in-game changes when connecting to Destiny.”

[Source: Seeking Alpha, Bungie]