Destiny 3 Will Arrive in 2020, According to Research Firm Analysts
Research firm Cowen & Company anticipates that Bungie will launch Destiny 3 next year following its recent split with Activision.
Following yesterday’s major news that Bungie and Activision would part ways, many were left with one major question: what will Bungie do next? Will the studio double-down on the Destiny IP, which it retained in the divorce, or would it instead opt to move onto something entirely different? Well, according to research firm Cowen & Company, they seem to think they know what the developer’s next steps will be.
After yesterday’s news broke, Cowen & Company shared its initial thoughts on what transpired with its investors. In the process, C&C said that it now anticipates Bungie to release Destiny 3 by next year in 2020. This prediction is in line with Bungie’s previous three-year development schedule which saw Destiny first arrive in 2014 and Destiny 2 three years later in 2017. Assuming Bungie sticks to this, Destiny 3 in 2020 is just a logical conclusion to draw.
Additionally, Cowen & Company said that they think this move overall will greatly benefit both Bungie and Destiny as a whole. “Ultimately, we think this decision is probably for the best for Destiny as a franchise, as we think having two head cooks in the kitchen with somewhat divergent views created some issues with the development process and led the game down some blind alleys,” they told investors.
One of the most well-known issues that had sprung up between Bungie and Activision dealt with the monetization within Destiny 2. While Activision expressed that the game fell well beneath its monetary goals with the release of Forsaken in 2018, Bungie continued to state that it had no qualms with the game and were looking to cater more to the community’s needs than anything. Without Activision now hanging over its shoulder, Bungie can opt to move forward with Destiny and cater even further to player feedback rather than having to worry about implementing monetization schemes at Activision’s request.
So what do you think Bungie will do next? Is Destiny 3 definitely in the cards, and if so, does a launch sometime in 2020 make sense? Be sure to give me your thoughts in the comments.