In their livestream today, Bungie announced three new expansions for Destiny 2 that will be released over the next two years as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game.
The first expansion is Destiny 2: Beyond Light, which will release on September 22nd. Coinciding with the start of the new season launching today — Season of Arrivals — both will focus on the frozen moon Europa, the mysterious Pyramid ships coming from it lead by Eramis, as well as the secrets that lay beneath. Beyond Light also features a new elemental power called Stasis and a new raid in the Deep Stone Crypt.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light is also launching with a Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as the rather nifty “Stranger’s Edition,” featuring a lunchbox-like bag perfect for keeping your snacks cool while raiding with your friends.
Additionally, Bungie revealed two new expansions that will release in 2021 and 2022 respectively: The Witch Queen and Lightfall. No additional information was released about these, although Bungie mentioned that content from the first Destiny as well as areas in Destiny 2 with less player engagement will be cycled through the “Destiny Content Vault (DCV)” in an effort to streamline the game and focus on fleshing out Destiny 2 instead of going to a sequel. More information about the DCV will be released throughout the summer.
To put the icing on the cake, Bungie also announced that Destiny 2 will be coming to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. All purchases of Destiny 2: Beyond Light on Xbox One will transfer to the Xbox Series X through Smart Delivery and PlayStation 4 purchases will upgrade to PlayStation 5 for free, although Bungie didn’t state how this would work, and that more information regarding this will be announced “in the coming months.”
It’s nice to see that Bungie’s aiming to create a more rounded experience for the game, and it seems like they’re in it for the long haul with expansions and new content planned through 2022. It’s understandable why they won’t jump to create a Destiny 3 just yet, but we’ll have to wait and see how Bungie will fully harness the power of next-generation technology.
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