After reconfirming that Destiny 2 is gunning for a 2017 release window, publisher Activision announced that the game would target Russia and China for launch—a statement that may be telling.
According to the publisher’s recent financial briefing, it is looking to “broaden the franchise’s global reach,” which includes expanding to new markets. Games like Overwatch have managed to flourish in these more isolated gaming markets, but it has been almost solely on the shoulders of the PC platform. If Destiny 2 is following the same market path, it will likely also launch on PC—something previous rumors have suggested.
For those that were unable to experience the first game, CEO Eric Hirshberg has assured fans that the sequel will be more accessible for casual players without losing touch with the core experience that resonated with the main player base.
Destiny 2 is slated to launch sometime in 2017, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and presumably PC though it is not yet confirmed.