Fans following the game may remember that Bungie announced Destiny 2's launch date to be September 8 on its reveal trailer back in March. But a newly released Q&A by the Overwatch maker reveals that this deal is more an exception rather than a new chapter in their business.
Destiny 2 is the sequel to 2014's Destiny, which was released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, in addition to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Bungie's PC lead David Shaw stressed during the event on Thursday, the game is not a "console port" on the system.
In "Destiny 2", players are Guardians on a journey to defend humanity.
We'll be able to make a better judgement of the changes when the game receives a beta this summer.
In fact, one of the game's key mantras is said to be "always someone to play with", which addresses one of the key criticisms of the first game - locking solo players out of some game modes. This will be the first game developed by a separate studio to arrive for Battle.net, which has only offered Blizzard-developed games until now.
Bungie signed a 10-year publishing deal with Activision so it makes a little sense to see Destiny 2 on Battle.net, but it's still surprising. The PC version of the game is exclusive to Activision's Battle.net service. Destiny 2 is the only third party release they are planning to support immediately and in the long term. This is an especially exciting promise for those planning to play on PC as there is yet to be a set date for the actual game's PC release. "Because it means they're going to have other players that are going to come on board".
Battle.net has been used for Blizzard's games - the World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, StarCraft, Diablo and Overwatch franchises - but that group will now be joined by the Guardians of Destiny 2.
According to Bungie, Guided Games will provide a way for clans to fill out a spot in their raid or fireteam and it will allow players to experience strictly multiplayer content without dealing with the DestinyLFG subreddit.
The other big piece of information is that there will be four massive worlds to explore, Titan, Earth, Nessus and IO, with each one having a lot of exploring to do.