Destiny 2 – Reports from Kotaku Indicate PC Port of Sequel & Vicarious Visions Involvement

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Destiny has been a big success story for both Activision & Bungie, with a sequel entering development with little questioning. However the original never released on PC, only on PS3/360/PS4/Xbox One. This prevented the PC gamer user based from playing the title but Bungie wants to rectify this with sequel apparently; its coming to PC in addition to consoles.

The PC rumor first popped up on NeoGAF today. This afternoon, a GAF poster named benny_a wrote that a friend at Activision had told him that Destiny’s much-anticipated sequel will indeed be on PC. The publisher informed employees about the news during an internal presentation today, according to benny_a. He added another interesting tidbit: that the Activision-owned studio Vicarious Visions is also helping out on Destiny 2. Although that isn’t public knowledge, I had heard the same thing a few weeks ago, which adds credence to benny_a’s report.

In addition to the game coming to PC, Vicarious Visions (working on Skylanders & Crash Bandicoot Remastered/Remakes) is also cited to be assisting development on Destiny 2. Another interesting bit of news is that Bungie wants Destiny 2 to feel like a proper sequel rather than an expansion unlike prior releases.

Over the past few months, I’ve heard that Bungie’s leadership wants Destiny 2to feel like a proper sequel, even if that means leaving old planets, characters, and activities behind. In conversations with me, people connected to Bungie have made comparisons to Blizzard’s Diablo 2, which iterated on the first game in some incredible ways but didn’t carry over characters or content from Diablo. I don’t know exactly how much will change in Destiny 2, but all signs point to the developers starting from scratch. “D2 is a completely different game,” said one person familiar with development. “The Taken King was a reboot for Destiny 1 to fix small things. This is the overhaul to fix big things.”

You can learn more about Destiny 2, such as that Bungie is considering not carrying over player stats/gear and more at the Kotaku article this news originates from. 

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