Bungie and Activision have revealed a handful of new release dates for their upcoming RPG shooter, Destiny 2, on PC and consoles.
During Sony’s conference at E3 earlier this week Destiny made an appearance as you’d probably expect considering Activision and Sony are currently snuggling up together. However the weird thing was that the game’s release date, which flashed up at the end of the trailer, wasn’t the same date as the one they announced during the Destiny 2 reveal.
Now, according to Activision, Destiny 2 will launch a little sooner on consoles and a little later on PC. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Destiny 2 will now launch on September 6, 2017. The PC version on the other hand is scheduled for release on October 24.
The reason for the significant difference in date, according to Bungie, is to “get it right”.
“The honest truth is we want it to land super solid,” Vicarious Visions’ Thomas Gawrys told Polygon in an interview at E3. “We want to meet the expectations of PC gamers — they have expectations for what they want and we want to make sure we hit as many of those as we can.”
“It really is as simple as ‘we want to get it right,’” adds Bungie’s David Shaw.
As for the console release date, well, Activision saw how much people wanted the game in their hands and just thought, “eh, let’s bring the release date forward then.”
“Everyone always says that they can’t wait for fans to get their hands on their game. But we really mean it. Destiny 2 looks so awesome, I’m thrilled to announce that we are moving the release date up to September 6th” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “We are also hard at work with our friends at Bungie optimising Destiny 2 for the PC, which we will be releasing in all its glory on October 24. And tonight, we are taking a deeper look at Ghaul, our villain in Destiny 2, who the world is going to love to hate. It’s going to be a big week for Destiny fans.”
So there you have it, the game is now launching sooner on consoles, and much, much later on PC.