Bungie would have decided to delay the launch of The Final Shape, the latest expansion for Destiny 2, and the new Marathon.
According to Bloomberg, The Final Shape expansion, initially scheduled for February 27, 2024, would have been delayed until June, launching in the following fiscal year.
For its part, the North American company’s next game, Marathon, would already be published in 2024, if not 2025. It is a science-fiction extraction PvP shooter, set in one of Bungie’s oldest IPs.
The news about the delays in Bungie’s next releases comes on the same day that the dismissal of a yet to be determined number of studio employees has been notified, as we informed you this afternoon.
Sony bought Bungie last year for $3.6 billion. At the time, CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said that this acquisition would be “a catalyst to increase our capabilities in games as a service” and “a big step forward to be more cross-platform”, confirming that Bungie games would not be exclusive to PlayStation 5.
Marathon, in fact, was announced last May and is confirmed not only for the Sony console, but also for Xbox Series X/S and PC.