Bungie announced today that Destiny 2: Beyond Light is now delayed to November 10. The cause of the delay is confirmed to be the lockdown enforced by the current state of the world. The official statement from the studio confirms that Season of Arrivals is now extended until the launch of Beyond Light. The new season sets the stage for an “incredible future” in Destiny 2.
The development team admits that the past few months “have been a challenge” they foresee the same obstacles until the pandemic is still around, however, they affirm that remote work is becoming more proficient at it. “Despite these hurdles, we’re still committed to the same level of quality that our fans expect” affirms Bungie.
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.
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.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light is now releasing in a month where players may have their attention to newer projects in the video games industry. Assassins’ Creed:Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077 are both launching on November 17 and November 19 respectively. There is also the potential launch of the next-gen consoles in late November, insiders told Forbes that it’s not Bungie’s intention to delay the expansion to become a launch title for PS5 and Series X.