Destiny 2 expansion The Final Shape and the Marathon reboot have both reportedly been delayed amid lay-offs at developer Bungie.
Sources familiar with the development process told Bloomberg the two projects had been pushed back. Though Bungie hasn’t confirmed a delay officially, the Destiny 2 expansion is now expected in June 2023 instead of on February 27 as previously announced.
Marathon, a sci-fi shooter revealed by Bungie in May 2023, wasn’t given an official release window at the time but was delayed internally from 2024 to 2025 according to Bloomberg’s sources. IGN has asked Bungie owner Sony for comment.
Bungie was hit with lay-offs on October 30 affecting an undisclosed number of staff. “Today is a sad day at Bungie as we say goodbye to colleagues who have all made a significant impact on our studio,” Bungie CEO Pete Parsons said on X/Twitter.
“What these exceptional individuals have contributed to our games and Bungie culture has been enormous and will continue to be a part of Bungie long into the future. These are truly talented people. If you have openings, I would highly recommend each and every one of them.”
Destiny 2: The Final Shape was revealed in August 2023 as the final entry in the long-running shooter’s Light and Darkness Saga. Players will be able to explore The Pale Heart, a new location which “will feature nostalgic callbacks from throughout the history of the Light and Darkness Saga, including a version of the original Tower from Destiny”.
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