Bungie to Reveal Postponed Destiny 2 Expansion The Final Shape Next Week
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Bungie to Reveal Postponed Destiny 2 Expansion The Final Shape Next Week

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Bungie, the renowned game development studio, has announced that they will be revealing the highly anticipated Destiny 2 expansion, The Final Shape, next week. This announcement comes after the expansion was delayed last year, much to the disappointment of fans.

The event is scheduled to take place on April 9 at 9.30am PT / 12.30pm ET / 5.30pm BST, where the studio will stream a half-hour developer gameplay preview of the expansion. Following the gameplay preview, fans can look forward to the worldwide premiere of the launch trailer for Into the Light.

Originally set to release on February 27, 2024, The Final Shape is now slated for a launch on June 4. In a statement released by Bungie, the development team expressed their dedication to delivering a grander and more impactful experience for players.

"The Final Shape is the culmination of the first ten years of Destiny storytelling and, for Guardians everywhere, countless hours spent together. We want to honor that journey, so we’re taking the time we need to deliver an even bigger and bolder vision, one that we hope will be remembered and treasured for years to come." - Bungie Development Team

It was reported by IGN late last year that Bungie's status as an independent subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment was at risk. Despite assurances from Sony that Bungie would remain independent following the acquisition in 2022, reports suggest that Sony may assume full control if certain financial goals are not met.

With revenue falling below projections and player retention for Destiny 2 declining, Bungie found themselves in a tough spot, leading to significant layoffs within the company. Approximately 100 employees out of 1,200 were let go as part of a cost-cutting measure to stabilize the studio's operations.

As fans eagerly await the release of The Final Shape and the future of Bungie under Sony's ownership, the gaming community is buzzing with excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead in the Destiny universe.

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