Bungie apparently undergoes staff reorganization.
Apparently leaks of Bungie’s next expansion for Destiny, Rise of Iron, being leaked – along with an image showcasing the Lord Saladin with a flaming axe – weren’t enough. According to sources that spoke to Kotaku (which confirmed The Taken King‘s existence in the first place along with details for Rise of Iron), Destiny 2 has reportedly been “rebooted”.
It also seems that there’s been a staff reorganization and Luke Smith, director of The Taken King, is currently leading development on the sequel. How much of the original game is still in the sequel remains to be seen.
Of course, the problem that arises is that this is pretty much the same thing that happened to the original Destiny. Bungie scrapped several years work of story material, causing writer Joseph Staten to leave, and it left the company a year to put everything together. This resulted in content from The Dark Below, House of Wolves and The Taken King being removed from the base game and sold separately as DLC. Once again, take all of this talk with a grain of salt.
What will Destiny 2‘s fate be? Stay tuned for more information.