That timing isn't a huge surprise as it allows Activision to focus primarily on Destiny 2 for months while still giving (presumably) the annual Call of Duty game a November release date.
The studio has also revealed that the Destiny 2 beta will come in several forms, the first being part of a Pre Order incentive for those who buy the game early.
To kick things off: yes, the rumors are true and Destiny 2 will indeed be coming to PC. The first game was only released for previous-gen and current-gen consoles so it's good to see that it's finally bringing PC gamers into the loop as well. Hype took over the game and what a lot of us hoped for never made it into the final product, as entire trailers seemed to offer content that many of us had never even witnessed. Pre-ordering the game will also allow players access to a beta test "this summer".
Destiny 2 releases for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on September 8th. However, in Destiny 2, all players will be starting from scratch.
According to Activision CEO eric Hirshberg, Destiny 2 will deliver quite a few welcome changes that hopefully take fan feedback into consideration. And for anyone looking for more gameplay footage, Bungie says it will show off the first look at hands-on gameplay with a livestream on May 18. A first person action shooter that places you in an epic adventure through the Solar System. Are you excited for Destiny 2, or do you need to see more?
Based on the latest teaser from Bungie, it looks like Cayde-6 might be getting a bigger role in the game this time around which is great but only if there is a story behind it. Bungie is promising gameplay for solo, cooperative, and competitive players alike, with "new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover".
Destiny 2 is set for release on September 8th. There's also a Deluxe version with digital extras for $99.99, or a Collectors' Edition with all the other stuff plus a bag and a collector's box for $249.99.