Following rumors and reports that the expansion had been delayed, Bungie has officially revealed that Destiny 2’s next expansion, The Final Shape, has been pushed back to June 4, 2024.
The Final Shape release date has been delayed to June 4, 2024 to allow for an even bigger, bolder vision.
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In a blog post, Bungie confirmed that it was delaying the expansion, stating that it needed “more time to become exactly what (Bungie) wants it to be.” The expansion was supposed to release on February 27, 2024.
“The Final Shape is the culmination of Destiny’s first ten years of storytelling and, for Guardians everywhere, countless hours spent together,” Bungie wrote in the blog. “We want to honor this journey, so we’re taking the time to deliver an even bigger, bolder vision that we hope will be remembered and treasured for years to come.”
This announcement follows recent reports that Bungie would be delaying The Final Shape after the company suffered massive layoffs late last month. Bungie CEO Pete Parsons reportedly told employees that the layoffs were due to Destiny 2’s underperformance over the last year, in addition to The Final Shape pre-order numbers being lower than expected .
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Earlier this month, Bungie released its first statement following the layoffs, acknowledging the “difficult week” the company endured, the concerns and comments shared by players regarding Destiny 2, and the mixed reception given to the game. Lightfall expansion. In that same blog post, Bungie promised that The Final Shape expansion would be an “unforgettable experience.”
The final form was announced last August; The upcoming expansion will allow players to explore a new destination called The Pale Heart. One of the biggest changes to the expansion is that it will include an episodic format, abandoning the company’s previous structure of releasing four seasons per year.
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