Bungie has just announced that both Destiny 2 Shadowkeep and Destiny 2 New Light will be delayed. Both Shadowkeep and New Light were originally planned to come out on September 17th. However, Bungie has delayed both of them until October 1st.
Bungie claimed that it made that decision in order to further improve Shadowkeep and New Light, especially now that it is agile enough to choose to do what’s best for the game and its players.
“We didn’t make this decision lightly. We know for some of you (us too), Destiny releases are events where you take time off of work or develop a sudden sickness that keeps you from school or work (we get it, a bunch of our team takes some time off to go on their own Destiny Jacket Quest). We’re sorry for screwing up your plans and we wanted to share this information as quickly as we could.”
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is Bungie’s first big expansion as an independent studio. This expansion will take players back to the Moon, and reintroduce some depth back into player’s builds.
On the other hand, Destiny 2 New Light is a free to play version. Destiny 2: New Light will feature all year one content, including “foundational modes, activities and rewards.”
Destiny 2 New Light and Shadowkeep will be available via Steam as Bungie will move the game on Valve’s platform. Existing players will be able to migrate all characters and purchases over to the Steam version once this happens.