During Activision Blizzard’s financial conference call related to the quarter ended on September 30th, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg talked more about the upcoming Destiny sequel, that should come in 2017.
Hirshberg mentioned that development is on track, even if he declined to provide further information on timing. We also hear that the primary focus is to broaden the appeal of the game further, bringing in new fans and bringing back old ones as well.
“We’re on track and excited about what we think is going to be an awesome sequel for Destiny on 2017. No announcements today on timing just yet, but what I will say is that the sequel is designed to excite both our highly engaged current players, but also to broaden the appeal even further, bringing in new fans and bringing back old fans as well. That’s our primary focus right now.”
Interestingly, we he also explained that Activision and Bungie have devised a “very smart approach” to deliver a steady stream of content following the release of the game.
“Beyond that, the incredible demand for Destiny content has somewhat outpaced our ability to deliver upon that demand, and going forward along with our partners at Bungie, have put together what we believe is a very smart approach that will allow us to deliver the steady stream of great content to keep our players engaged and keep our universe alive and growing in the wake of that sequel.”
Earlier in the call, it was mentioned that the company expects the game to bring in “millions on new fans.”
Destiny just received the Rise of Iron expansion on September 20th, and in its earnings press release Activision shared that it brought an increase in monthly active users quarter-over-quarter.
While the name “Destiny 2” hasn’t yet been officially announced, it was hinted at during an earlier financial conference call. Yet, we still don’t know whether it’ll be the final title of the game or not.