Today saw the long-awaited reveal of Destiny 2, as Bungie broadcast the game's reveal trailer and gave fans a glimpse of the Cabal invasion of Earth. Now, the wait begins for our first look at the game in action — but there's word that we'll see gameplay sooner rather than later.
Bungie has announced plans to hold a gameplay livestream on May 18. The broadcast will apparently focus on "a variety of fun, action-oriented activities" that players can experience in Destiny 2, and will also shed light on the "brand-new, epic adventure" that's in store.
Based on those comments, it seems like fans are going to get a pretty deep dive into the kinds of activities included in Destiny 2. Its predecessor was widely criticized for a lack of content, so it makes a lot of sense for Bungie to focus on what players can do in the sequel from the outset.
Of course, the gameplay reveal will tell us much, much more about Destiny 2 than what kind of missions are being offered. We've known for a long time that the follow-up would drop support for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but soon we'll be able to see what improvements this has brought about.
With the sequel confirmed for PC and those last-gen platforms left behind, the expectation is that Destiny 2 will at least have a new level of polish, but that should only be the tip of the iceberg. Rumors have circulated for a while now that the sequel would significantly change up how players interact with the content in-game, but how exactly has been unclear.
Destroying the Tower opens up a lot of possibilities, but that doesn't mean Destiny 2 will turn into a fully-fledged MMO either. In other words, don't expect the game to look markedly different from its predecessor in terms of gameplay, although there could be new subclasses on the table.
It's a very exciting to be a Destiny fan, especially given that we're less than six months away from the release of Destiny 2. Expect to see plenty more of the game in the run-up to release, starting with this stream on the Bungie Twitch channel in a few weeks' time.
Destiny 2 launches for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 8, 2017.