[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t shouldn’t come as a surprise that Destiny already has a sequel in the works. It was revelaed on Tuesday that Activision’s shared-world sci-fi shooter has a hefty 9.5 million registered users, and that the average player spends three hours playing the game a day, according to the publisher.
Despite mixed reviews, Activision Publishing isn’t backing down from their 10-year vision for the new franchise, and during a post-earnings financial call, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed that development on the next “full game” installment in the Destiny series has already begun.
Speaking on the game’s future, Hirshberg states:
[dropcap size=small]“[/dropcap]Work has also begun on future expansion packs, as well as on our next full game release.”
According to Hirshberg, the folks at Bungie are set on achieving a similar level of depth and intricacy as one of the most finely crafted narratives of all-time, J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. While it seems bold, according to Activision’s figures, it seems like the appetite for more Destiny is still there.
Fans of the title needn’t worry about the publishers or developers losing interest in the titles going forward. According to Bungie-Activision deals that emerged in 2012, multiple sequels to Destiny were cited, and both camps appear fully committed to their 10-year partnership and building a lasting franchise.
No additional details were released in regards to the sequels release, content, or features. What do you hope to see?