Destiny 2 Devs Have Been Working on New Titles for Three Years
Bungie's CEO revealed in a recent interview that they have been working on new ideas since 2017 along with developing Destiny 2.
It’s been a few weeks since Bungie launched Beyond Light as the new expansion of Destiny 2 earlier this month and the game has already received a long-lasting roadmap of upcoming content in the next few years. However, it seems Destiny 2 is not the only game that Bungie has been working on over the last years.
In a recent interview with Metro, Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie, revealed that they had established some incubation teams since 2017 to bring on new ideas for the studio’s current games and suggest concepts for some new titles as well. Parsons said:
So we started about three years ago, Jason [Jones] and Jonny Ebbert and Zach Russell and a few of us started working on new incubations. The way to think about that is not just on new games. I think that is often the parlance people use. Actually a process around how we want to incubate the potential for new titles, but more importantly, new and amazing talent.
It seems Bungie wasn’t so optimistic about the incubation teams at first, but their great work over the last few years has pretty impressed the studio heads to follow the work of their small teams. Parsons continued:
Ironically, we expected a decently high failure rate from the incubations and what’s happened is, we are pretty excited about the work that’s being done not just on continuing the Destiny universe, but because we’ve been able to build such a deep bench of talent, these incubations are really amazing.
With three upcoming large content packs on the way for Destiny 2 in the coming years, it doesn’t seem reasonable to expect anything for a sequel to Destiny 2 until 2023. However, there was some info about the studio’s next title on their job listing page earlier in 2020, referring to a competitive multiplayer game.