Future 2 delays Witch Queen enlargement to 2022

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The writer says its narrative ambitions and the problems of COVID-19 have necessitated a change in schedule

The subsequent main enlargement for Future 2 might be launching later than meant, as The Witch Queen has been backed up from its 2021 window to early 2022.

Introduced on the Bungie weblog at the moment, the delay can be accompanied by the announcement that one other chapter has been added to Bungie’s roadmap for Future 2, coming after Witch Queen and its subsequent enlargement Lightfall.

Bungie laid out three key causes for the delay: the narrative ambitions of The Witch Queen, ongoing updates to the systemic basis of Future 2 together with cross-play, and ongoing work-from-home circumstances as a result of COVID-19.

“With COVID-19 protecting us away from the workplace, and the massive quantity of labor on our plates, we wanted to maneuver the date as a way to ensure that each this yr’s updates and The Witch Queen have been each delivered on the high quality we try for, and on a schedule that made sense for everybody concerned,” mentioned the weblog.

Bungie confirmed that cross-play between all platforms might be arriving in Season 15 this fall, and that PC and console gamers will not be matched towards one another in aggressive Crucible matches until they get together collectively.

Final summer time, Bungie outlined its roadmap for the years forward, with a trilogy of expansions beginning with 2020’s Past Gentle and transferring into The Witch Queen and Lightfall. This additionally meant the “vaulting” of some legacy content material, eradicating it from the sport as a way to work across the rising file measurement of Future 2.

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