Destiny Sequel Confirmed For 2017


Today, Activision released their fourth quarter 2016 financial results, which not only includes some impressive numbers, but an announcement of some of their game releases for 2017.

The financial report confirmed a sequel for their 2014 online first-person shooter, Destiny. The report states that there will be 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.” The Destiny sequel was originally slated for 2016, but was delayed and replaced with the Rise of Iron DLC.

The report also announced changes to the Call of Duty series, which will be going “back to its roots” in 2017.

Regarding the figures, 2016 was a lucrative year for Activision, with revenues up 42% compared to 2015, and a cash flow of over $2.2 billion, up by 71%. The publisher of Destiny stated these results were due to the success of Overwatch, their integration with Candy Crush developer King, and their success in esports.