Destiny 2 Delivers Biggest Console Video Game Launch Week of the Year to Date with PC Launch Still to Come
Destiny 2 is Largest Ever Day 1 Sales Globally for PlayStation Store
"With franchise pre-order records broken, and record day-one performance
on PlayStation Store, it's exciting to see engagement at the highest
ever week-one concurrency for the franchise. Destiny 2 is
off to a strong start as the #1 console gaming launch week of the year
to date," said
For the third year in a row, Destiny is the #1 console-only game
viewed on Twitch by minutes watched. Destiny 2, including
its two betas, had more than 600M minutes watched on Twitch
before the raid, a fan-favorite, endgame, 6-player gameplay experience
started. The raid, called "Leviathan," went live for players on
Destiny 2 takes players on an epic journey across the universe to defend humanity from annihilation. The game welcomes new players to the universe, as well as those who have been devoted to the universe since the beginning, with an array of modes and activities to explore. In the story of Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new army. Players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city's forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.
In Destiny 2, every player creates their own character called a "Guardian," humanity's chosen protectors. Players can choose from playing the cinematic, story campaign, venturing into the expansive destinations to joining in cooperative modes including Strike missions. For competitive players, Destiny 2 offers intense 4v4 multiplayer matches in ‘The Crucible'. An all-new, community-oriented feature to be implemented in Destiny 2 started rolling out on Tuesday, and is called the ‘Guided Games' system and helps players find groups to team up with to tackle Destiny 2's most challenging activities.
Destiny 2 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is available
at a suggested retail price of
Also available are Sony PlayStation®4 timed exclusives* which include a competitive multiplayer map, a three-player cooperative Strike, a blue and white colored ship, specialized gear sets, and an exclusive exotic weapon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXZYMVqwvDQ.
For more game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels on Facebook and @DestinyTheGame on Instagram and Twitter. The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net, Facebook, @Bungie on Twitter, Instagram and www.Twitch.tv/Bungie on Twitch.
Bungie is an independent, employee-owned game development studio dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player communities. For more than two-and-a-half decades that purpose has led to the creation of some of the industry's most celebrated gaming franchises, including Marathon, Myth, Halo, and Destiny. Today, Bungie is focused on creating new experiences and adventures for the Destiny 2 community to share.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing,
Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive
entertainment, including Call of Duty®, Destiny, Skylanders
and Crash Bandicoot some of the world's most successful
interactive entertainment franchises. Activision maintains operations
throughout the world and is a division of
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Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies
regarding the future, including statements about the expected release
dates, features and functionality of Destiny 2, are
forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of
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include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the
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forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information
*Timed exclusive content until at least Fall 2018.
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