Destiny 2 Announced: Blockbuster Sequel to the Biggest New Console Video Game Franchise Launch of All-Time Set for September 8

Gameplay World Premiere Set for May 18

Pre-Order for Early Access to Upcoming Destiny 2 Beta

First-Person Action Game Welcomes PC Players to the Destiny Universe

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Destiny2–Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced Destiny 2,
the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny, a
first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to
defend humanity from annihilation. The official Destiny 2 reveal
trailer, “Rally
the Troops
,” debuted a character-driven glimpse at Destiny 2’s
story today. Additionally, the first hands-on gameplay reveal livestream
will be broadcast around the world on May 18. The broadcast will
showcase a variety of fun, action-oriented activities within Destiny 2,
and will highlight the brand-new, epic adventure waiting for players.
With a fresh start for all players right from the opening cinematic, Destiny
will expand across the globe with a worldwide release on September
8. Destiny 2 will be available on PlayStation®4 systems with
additional, timed exclusive* content, Xbox One (PlayStation®Plus or Xbox
Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant
features), and for the first time in Destiny’s history, a new
platform to enjoy this universe will be offered. Destiny 2 is
coming to PC!

Destiny was the biggest launch of a new console video game
franchise ever. Along with our incredibly talented partners at Bungie,
we are focusing on making Destiny 2 even better, with state of
the art first person action, an awesome new story, great characters, and
thoughtful innovations that make the game more accessible to all
different kinds of players,” said Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg. “We’re
also bringing Destiny 2 to the PC platform for the first time. Destiny
will make an already great game franchise better than ever.”

Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said, “The past three years have been
incredibly inspiring and rewarding for Bungie. To know that millions of
players around the world have forged lasting Destiny memories and
even made it their hobby is truly humbling and we can’t wait to continue
the journey.” He added, “We are looking forward to sharing a fresh,
inviting story, and with the upcoming Destiny 2 Beta slated for
this summer, we are eager to get feedback from millions of players
around the world who will get a glimpse of the new adventures that will
unfold for all of us. Together, with our partners at Activision, we are
thrilled to get Destiny 2 in the hands of players in September.”

In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in
ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red
Legion. Every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,”
humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players
must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces,
stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. The official Destiny
reveal trailer, “Rally
the Troops
,” shows two of the Vanguard, leaders of the Guardians,
inspiring the people of the last city in an impassioned (and
occasionally sarcastic) call to arms. In Destiny 2, players will
answer this call, embarking on a fresh story filled with new
destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount
of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of
gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and
competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe.

Destiny 2 is currently Rating Pending (RP) by the ESRB and will
be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The product line-up
will also feature the Destiny 2 – Game + Expansion Pass Bundle at
$89.99 SRP, the Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition featuring
premium digital content at $99.99 SRP, the Limited Edition at
$99.99 SRP, and the Collector’s Edition, featuring a fully-wearable Destiny
– Frontier Bag, Expansion Pass, premium digital content and a
Cabal-themed Collector’s Box for $249.99 SRP.

For more game information, visit
and follow the official Destiny social channels on Facebook
and @DestinyTheGame on Instagram
and Twitter.
The community can interact directly with the developers at,
@Bungie on Twitter,
on Twitch.

About Bungie

Bungie is an independent, employee-owned game development studio
dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player
communities. For more than two-and-a-half decades, that purpose has led
to the creation of some of the industry’s most celebrated gaming
franchises, including Marathon, Myth, Halo, and Destiny.
Today, Bungie is focused on developing the next highly-anticipated
release in the Destiny universe, Destiny 2.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing,
Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive
entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and
is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company.
More information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company’s website, or
by following @Activision.

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†Beta platform availability and launch date(s) TBD. See for
details. Limited time only, while beta codes last, at participating
retailers. Internet connection required. May require subscription for
applicable platform, sold separately.

*Timed exclusive content until at least Fall 2018. More details to come
this summer.


Activision Publishing, Inc.
Genevieve Waldman,