Activision and Bungie's unannounced sequel to Destiny may have been delayed from its planned release this coming September, according to a new report. While unannounced, the existence of a substantial follow-up (rather than a Taken King-style expansion) has been common knowledge for some time.
The rumour stems from part of a Kotaku report about the overall state of the game during its second year. "Just last week higher-ups at Bungie delayed Destiny 2 out of this September, according to people familiar with goings-on at the studio," read the report.
"Although Bungie has not yet announced Destiny 2 - which could be called something else to avoid confusion - it was essentially public information that they'd planned to release a new iteration of the game this fall, thanks to a contract leaked in 2012 that revealed the scope of their 'ten-year plan' for Destiny."
A sequel to Destiny would allow current players to carry over their character and progress, something which may be unclear with the release of a game called Destiny 2 - hence what the article says about confusion.
During the game's first year on release Bungie release three expansions, culminating with their biggest to date - The Taken King. In 2016 no such expansions will be released, with the developer instead hoping to build on the game with free updates and events, ahead of the assumed release of a fully-fledged sequel.
This week Bungie announced its first event of 2016 - Crimson Days - a Valentine's Day-themed event running for one week from 9 February. The team also addressed concerns being raised by fans regarding the lack of news regarding Destiny's future. The insinuation in Kotaku's article is that Bungie aren't entirely sure themselves.