- Quite like the prequel, Destiny 2 is a live service shooter, with the exception that it’s free-to-play.
- Being a live service shooter, the game’s upcoming expansion The Final Shape has been delayed.
- Instead of its initial release in February 2024, The Final Shape will now release on June 4, 2024.
In a recent turn of events, developer Bungie has confirmed that the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion The Final Shape will not be living up to its initial release window of February 2024. Instead, the culmination of Destiny’s first saga will now make landfall on June 4, 2024, the devs announced in a new blog post while also taking to X (formerly) Twitter to make things official in this regard.
The release date for The Final Shape has moved to June 4, 2024 to allow for an even bigger and bolder vision.
— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) November 27, 2023
“The Final Shape needs more time to become exactly what we want it to be, so we’re moving its release date,” writes the Destiny 2 developer team. The aspiration is to make the expansion “bigger and bolder,” but to do so, fans will have to wait a few extra months before they can uncover the rest of what’s left Destiny 2’s Light and Darkness saga.
The Final Shape is the culmination of the first ten years of Destiny storytelling and, for Guardians everywhere, countless hours spent together. We want to honor that journey, so we’re taking the time we need to deliver an even bigger and bolder vision, one that we hope will be remembered and treasured for years to come.”
Outside of the news pertaining to the delay, Bungie has announced that Season of the Wish is now active and will continue to run live until the release of The Final Shape in June next year. In-between this time frame, the devs have made efforts to introduce more content to Destiny 2’s bustling player base, including progression-based quests termed Wishes, and the annual Moments of Triumph with special rewards.
Beginning in April, we’re delivering a two-month content update available to everyone called Destiny 2: Into the Light, which will prepare players for their Guardian’s journey into the Traveler. All of this is in addition to the ongoing efforts from our PvP Strike Team, including three new PvP maps dropping in May.”
For those who missed it, Destiny 2: The Final Shape was first teased back at the PlayStation Showcase in May this year, showing off a legendary character of the franchise making a return out of nowhere—Cayde-6. From that point on, Bungie released a fuller trailer of the expansion and set the premise for what’s about to come, which is basically the conclusion of the game’s first major narrative arc.
It bears mentioning that Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reported this delay last month, followed by Bungie laying off about 100 of its workers. “Today is a sad day at Bungie as we say goodbye to colleagues who have all made a significant impact on our studio,” wrote the company’s CEO Pete Parsons in a post on X. Parsons blamed the current expansion Lightfall for not being able to bring in the expected player interest, thereby leading the company toward a 45% drop in estimated revenue.
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Destiny 2 first came out in 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC as a paid game. Two years later, the title became a free-to-play shooter and has since been that way, now that it’s also out on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. If you’re a new player, here’s eXputer’s expert take on the best Pulse Rifles in the game for you to check out.
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