As with much of game development across the industry, it’s been impacted heavily by COVID and the majority of development being done remotely. The latest game to be impacted is Destiny 2 as Bungie has announced that Beyond Light, the next expansion to the world originally scheduled for September 22nd, has been delayed until November 10th.
The news was announced just a short while ago via the Bungie Blog by DeeJ.
We have made the decision to move the release of Destiny 2: Beyond Light to November 10.
As the first chapter in a new trilogy of expansions, Beyond Light is the beginning of a new era of Destiny 2. We have a powerful story to tell and incredible new features that we’re really excited for players to experience. As always, our goal is to make the coolest, most entertaining expansion we can possibly make for our fans. To that end, we are doing what’s best for the game and moving the launch date.
The past few months have been a challenge and will continue to be during this pandemic. We’ve learned to create together in a new way, by having to work apart from one another. Despite these hurdles, we’re still committed to the same level of quality that our fans expect.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be unveiling more of what we’re working on for Beyond Light and what that also means for Season of Arrivals, which will now extend to November 10. Beyond Light sets the stage for an incredible future in Destiny 2 and, though it’s coming later than we originally anticipated, we’re excited to continue that journey with you this November.
While naturally disappointing for Destiny fans, given the circumstances in the world right now, this shouldn’t be all too surprising. Also, we fully expect this to occur for additional games/expansions as the rest of 2020 continues.