Bungie Delays Release of Destiny 2 Expansion
Bungie has announced that its highly anticipated Destiny 2 expansion, The Final Shape, will now be launching on 4th June 2024, following a four-month delay. This news follows reports of job cuts at the studio, which signaled a need for more time to refine the expansion. Additionally, Bungie’s other game project, Marathon, has also been delayed and is now set to release in 2025.
In a blog post, Bungie confirmed the need for the delay, stating that The Final Shape required more time “to become exactly what we want it to be.”
Bungie expressed its commitment to delivering on the expectations of fans, acknowledging that The Final Shape is the culmination of 10 years of Destiny storytelling and countless hours spent by players. The studio aims to create a big, bold vision that will be cherished for years to come.
As a result of the expansion’s delay, Bungie will be adjusting the game’s content schedule for next year. This includes adding additional weekly quests called Wishes in February, the latest Moments of Triumph rewards, the Guardian Games in March, a mysterious “Destiny 2: Into the Light” update in April, and three new PVP maps in May. The franchise’s big narrative finale is now set for June.
Addressing the community, Bungie acknowledged the loss of trust that resulted from the delay and recent reports of layoffs. The studio assured fans that it would reveal plans to guide them “out of this Darkness and into the Light.”