In preparation for the launch of Destiny 2 on September 8, developer Bungie has resurrected its studio-focused podcast and shared some general tidbits about the sequel. Obviously, the devs aren’t going to be able to say much, but they did confirm that Destiny 2 is in a playable state and many members of the team are "playing the s*** out of it."
No doubt fans will be jealous of those developers currently playing Destiny 2 at home, but the important detail is that the sequel is in a playable state. That’s not to say there were growing concerns about Destiny 2 being delayed, but prior to the official unveil earlier this year there were.
In addition to talk of playing Destiny 2, director Luke Smith also shared some details about the forthcoming gameplay reveal on Thursday, May 18th. According to Smith, the marketing team has gone all out by renting two massive airplane hangars and filled them with various design pieces from pre-production.
Those who will be on-site in Los Angeles for the Destiny 2 reveal will likely get to see these items, but it will be unclear if they will be featured as part of the livestream. Rest assured, though, the guest list for the event is massive so there is little chance of those at home missing out. If there is something to be seen during the event then it will make its way online.
As far as the hands-on element is concerned, however, Smith confirmed that the event will include some key parts of Destiny 2 for attendees to play. Apparently the Bungie team wants to make a big impression with its sequel and as a result is offering a hands-on demo that will have fans talking.
What exactly it is that will have those fans talking is up for speculation, but a recent Destiny 2 promo video suggests the reveal will include the unveiling of at least one new weapon class, the submachine gun. There has also been speculation of new subclasses in Destiny 2 and new combat abilities, but neither have been confirmed by Bungie. All we really know at this point is that there is an event and Thursday and after that a ton of footage will start flooding the Internet.
Destiny 2 releases September 8, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Bungie Podcast