Activision has announced Destiny 2 will be released in 2017, and also that a major expansion for the first game will be released later this year.
More details should be known about Destiny 2 later today as Activison is holding a quarterly earnings call; a press note did offer the following:
"Activision Publishing, along with its partners at Bungie, expects to bring a large new expansion to Destiny in 2016 and to release a full game sequel in 2017,"with note 25 million players have logged more than 3 billion hours in the game to date.
The Bungie blog also offered an update on the new expansion as well as the Destiny sequel:
This week at Bungie Crimson Doubles is in full swing, but that’s not the only dance afoot.
Prior to the holiday break we mentioned a second, larger update slated for Spring. That content release will feature a significant Light increase, a bunch of new gear to earn and equip, and new challenges for PvE players seeking some more fun experiences and replayability.
Beyond that, the team is focused on delivering a large expansion later this year, and a full Destiny sequel in 2017.
As work wraps up in the weeks ahead, look for more details about the Spring content, as well as more information about our bigger projects in the months that follow.
Thanks for your patience, and thanks for playing.