An anonymous source reports to Kotaku that Destiny 2 has been rebooted, with The Taken King director Luke Smith taking control of the game's development.
While many Destiny fans are waiting for concrete news on the rumored Rise of Iron expansion, others are looking ahead to Destiny 2. While we probably won't see much of Destiny 2 until Bungie is done supporting the original game, a source has reported to Kotaku that the game may be a bit troubled behind the scenes, apparently undergoing a reboot amidst staff reorganization at the studio.
As part of this staff reorganization, The Taken King director Luke Smith has reportedly taken control of Destiny 2's development. Considering the general positive response to The Taken King, this doesn't seem like a bad thing, and perhaps it will help Destiny 2 release to a much stronger critical reception than vanilla Destiny did.
Of course, it's important to take this information with a grain of salt, as we can't confirm any of the news at this time. However, Kotaku has a history of leaking Destiny news, citing an anonymous source every time. While we have no idea who Kotaku's source is, or if it's the same one it has used in the past, Kotaku did predict that Destiny 2 was delayed before Activision made any mention of the game, so it is a little easier to believe than other random leaks online.
In the meantime, it will be interesting to see if these rumors about Destiny 2's development turn out to be accurate. To that end, it will also be interesting to learn if other rumors surrounding the game are true as well. While we haven't heard a whole lot about Destiny 2, there are rumors that Destiny 2 will actually be titled Beyond Destiny, and that the game will be released for the Nintendo NX.
Those rumors about Beyond Destiny coming to the Nintendo NX also pointed to Nintendo carving out a partnership with Activision over the franchise. According to the rumors, this partnership includes the NX getting a number of other Activision games, including an enhanced version of the original Destiny. If Bungie and Activision are indeed getting in bed with Nintendo, it could damage Bungie's current relationship with Sony, making it less certain if Destiny's next expansion will be shown during Sony's press conference at E3 next month.
It's clear that there are many rumors surrounding Destiny 2, Destiny's upcoming expansions, and the original game in general. Hopefully E3 will bring some clarity to at least some of the rumors and speculation surrounding the game, and here's hoping that next year's E3 pulls the curtain back on Destiny 2 - assuming the development team shakeup doesn't cause the game to be delayed again.
Destiny 2 will be available in 2017 for unspecified platforms.