Destiny 2 developer Bungie has teased plans for a "new era" for the company and the Destiny series. The developer is now working on Destiny 2's Season of Opulence but fans should expect some exciting news once this content has been completed.
In the new This Week At Bungie column, Destiny 2 community manager David "DeeJ" Dague says that once Destiny 2's Season of Opulence has launched and raid belts have been awarded, the company will be "looking deeper into the future." DeeJ confirmed that Bungie plans to share more with fans about a "new era" for the company and for Destiny 2. The community manager doesn't offer any more hints about what this new era may offer, but tells fans to "buckle up and stay tuned."
DeeJ and Bungie may be keeping quiet about the new era plans for now, but many will be wondering if this is something to do with Destiny 3 and when Bungie plans to wind down support for Destiny 2. The first Destiny was released in September 2014, Destiny 2 was released in September 2017 and so if Bungie is keeping with that schedule, the Destiny 3 release date is just over a year away. So it's not that surprising that Bungie would want to get the ball rolling and start confirming what fans can expect from the next game.
There have also been several leaks about Destiny 3 and these leaks would confirm that development is moving ahead quickly. One rumor about Destiny 3's gameplay suggested that the game would be a hardcore RPG, leaving behind the accessibility of Destiny 2. The game may also have a much darker story than the first two Destiny games and player character Guardians will be able to use the Darkness as a power. This information hasn't been confirmed but a darker sequel would be seen by fans as a "new era" for the series.
Destiny 3 would also be a new era for the series, its fans, and Bungie as it will be the first Destiny game published without any help from Activision. Bungie parted ways with Activision in January, keeping the rights to the Destiny series and allowing it to make decisions about the games and their direction without having to listen to the demands of Activision shareholders. Many fans celebrated the move and were excited to see what Bungie would create now that it is self-publishing. DeeJ's post suggests that after the Season of Opulence, fans will be able to find out.
Destiny 2 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.