Activision has confirmed that despite no official announcements or trailers or leaks or… anything, really, the Destiny sequel is still expected to launch sometime this year, featuring a “great cast of memorable, relatable characters” and a “cinematic storyline”. So, totally different to the first game.
During an investor call last night, the publisher’s presentation included a slide verifying a “full Destiny sequel in 2017 to broaden the franchise’s global reach, which along with follow-on content plans, sets the stage for growth”.
Meanwhile, over on Reddit, some guy claiming to know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy (etc.) has alleged that the new game will be called Destiny II: Forge of Hope, and “has a whole new engine built from the ground up”. Bungie marketing director Eric Osborne subsequently denied the bit about the name, but he’d probably have to, wouldn’t he? The bit about a new engine, however, is very implausible, as one Reddit user explains here.