Now, officially confirming a delay, Bungie has shared a blog post updating players on the immediate future of the game, starting with an extension to the Season of the Wish timeline to run from tomorrow until The Final Shape begins. To accommodate the lengthened season, a new two-month content update called Destiny 2: Into the Light will be introduced, among other changes to the already-planned content within the season.
The release date for The Final Shape has moved to June 4, 2024 to allow for an even bigger and bolder vision.
“The Final Shape is the culmination of the first ten years of Destiny storytelling and, for Guardians everywhere, countless hours spent together. We want to honor that journey, so we’re taking the time we need to deliver an even bigger and bolder vision, one that we hope will be remembered and treasured for years to come,” the studio says in the post.
Destiny 2’s last major expansion was this year’s underwhelming Lightfall, which we scored a 6.5/10, saying “Destiny 2: Lightfall is far from Destiny’s worst expansion, but just as far from its best. For every step forward, there’s another step back, and what you get out of it ultimately comes down to what you prioritize. It simply isn’t as well rounded as The Witch Queen, but still offers many excellent gameplay additions and quality-of-life improvements that elevate the whole experience.”