Destiny 2's Release Date And Beta Possibly Leaked By A Poster

You might want to clear your schedule in September.

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Now Playing: GS News Update: Destiny 2's Release Date And Beta Possibly Leaked

It's no secret that a sequel to Destiny is slated for release later this year, but it appears we'll have the opportunity to play it prior to its proper launch.

An alleged poster has surfaced on Italian website Lega Network that reveals both a name (Destiny 2) and a release date (September 8). Another poster has also been shared on Imgur (pictured below) that references a beta that may be available first on PS4, an arrangement that wouldn't come as a surprise given the first Destiny's beta initially launched on PS3 and PS4.

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Both Eurogamer and Kotaku have confirmed with sources that the posters are real, with the latter also suggesting Destiny 2 will be formally announced soon.

We got some sense of what to expect from Destiny 2 last month. As part of Activision's latest earnings briefing, the publisher provided some high-level details regarding the game.

"[W]e've got a big reveal planned and I'm going to let the game do most of the talking, but I'll give you some broad strokes," CEO Eric Hirshberg said in February. "I think that our team and our great partners at Bungie are doing a very nice job on two fronts. One, if you're one of the millions of players who's really invested in Destiny 1 and have put a lot of hours and passion into that game, you're going to love this game, and there's a lot more of what you love here.

"For anyone who either hasn't yet tried Destiny or hasn't played in a while, we think we've made a sequel that's going to have a lot for them to love, too. The cornerstone of that is a great cinematic story that's been a real focus with a great cast of memorable, relatable characters, coupled with some very nice ways to make the game more accessible to a casual player. Without losing anything that our core players love, we've made it more accessible to someone who just wants to have a great, more casual first-person action experience."

Subsequently, we learned that your Destiny items and experience won't carry over to its follow-up. Activision has also said it aims to "broaden" the franchise's appeal.

We'll have more on Destiny 2 as it's announced. In the meantime, Bungie just yesterday revealed more about Destiny's Age of Triumph update, which launches next week as the game's final live event.

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