Destiny 2 confirmed after last week’s leak

Developer Bungie has finally confirmed a proper sequel to 2014’s Destiny is in the works.

Destiny 2 has been one of the worst kept secrets over the past year, but it wasn’t until just last week that fans of the series saw anything that teased the sequel. While just about all the details from the leaked poster (below) have yet to be officially announced by Bungie, the fact that the logo from developer’s announcement tweet is so similar indicates that the poster is likely genuine.

If you accept the poster to be real, details like the “8 Settembre” or September 8 (a Friday) release date and the beta announcement at the bottom of the image are likely  true as well. And yes, the dreaded exclusive PlayStation content looks to reappear in Destiny 2 based on the PlayStation blue box at the top. While it confirms nothing, the guardians on the poster aren’t wearing helmets – which is a pretty big departure from all the marketing Bungie used in the first game.

Although the original had, and continues to have, a large player-base, it’s possible Bungie is aiming to differentiate the sequel to reengage gamers who felt burned by the pricy and occasionally disappointing expansions. That reasoning could explain the lack of helmets and lack of subtitle for the sequel.

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Bungie has yet to announce platforms for Destiny 2, but Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, who’s written many proven-to-be-correct insider articles on Destiny, claims the sequel will add PC to the supported platforms this time around. Despite Schreier’s reputable track record with Destiny-related leaks, it’s best to take rumors with a grain of salt.

The developer has yet to announce a release date, but it’s safe to assume the game, barring any delays, should hit shelves on September 8 – one day prior to Destiny’s third anniversary.

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