Bungie’s Destiny franchise is definitely considered one of the biggest of this decade, with both of its entries breaking records and receiving critical acclaim from outlets and fans alike. The looter-shooter RPG received its original entry back in 2014, followed by an entry three years later in September 2017. This sparked speculation Bungie wants to continue its three-year trend and release Destiny 3 in 2020. However, it doesn’t look like it will happen.
During an interview with the studio’s Communications Director David ‘DeeJ’ Dague by PCGamesN, he clarified Bungie’s direction with the Destiny franchise for 2020 and announcing the third installment probably won’t happen anytime soon. Fans of the franchise will have to “wait a little longer,” as the development team wants to focus their resources on developing more content for Destiny 2, updates, and “sustain a perennial story arc.”
“I don’t have any good announcements to make about the next bold moves we’ll make in the franchise. Right now our commitment and our attention is to make the seasons that will unfold over the course of the next year interesting and sustain a perennial story arc that will keep players engaged. I understand the question you’re asking and it’s certainly an interesting one, and we’ll have a lot of cool stuff to say on that later, but I’m afraid that moment will have to wait a little bit longer.”
The jump between the original entry to the sequel presented a fresh start and noticeable development in terms of technology and features. Taking into consideration Bungie will have more time on their hands to learn from their mistakes and take in fans’ feedback from previous installments, Destiny 3 might surprise us all with a whole new level of engaging content or maybe they are just waiting to release it with the next generation of consoles.