According to the latest news report, Destiny 3 will release sometime in 2020 via the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. This launch will be a radical departure for the series. The report comes from AnonTheNine, who’s an established and somewhat reliable Destiny leaker. According to AnonTheNine, Destiny 3 will be an experience that first and foremost, caters to its hardcore base and not its larger casual base, which previous instalments have done. As a result, it will also be much more difficult than the previous games.
Leaked Gameplay Details
The leaker says:
“The goal of Destiny 3 is to cater to the hardcore audience more than anything. This game will be supposedly much more difficult than previous entries, and will very much focus on how the hardcore community of the franchise will play. Destiny 3 will also provide more RPG elements in it’s approach design compared to previous entries in the franchise.”
Talking about the game’s story, the leaker added:
“During the collapse, the god of the Veil was slain in a conflict with the light. Since then, the Veil have been waiting for the Traveler to re-awaken so they can syphon it’s power to resurrect their dead god.”
AnonTheNine also points out that there will be some game design changes. The new entry will be open-world with PvPvE areas akin to Planetside. As for crucible and sandbox changes, nothing is known at the moment.
Meanwhile, there will be a new enemy race called Astrodemons known only as the Veil. They are described as having dark greenish skin, sharp claws, and a distinct odour that smells like wet earth. Further, being the true servants of the darkness, the Veil have power equal to Guardians, if not stronger.
Game Location and Release Date
For now, Old Chicago, Europa, and Venus are the game locations which have been confirmed. Meanwhile, the enormous pyramid-ship teased in Destiny 2 will also be featured.
If Destiny 3 is releasing in 2020, there is a chance that we will hear about it sometime this year, perhaps at E3 in June!
Naturally, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt. Leaks/reports are always unofficial, even if they come from a source with a reliable history of providing Destiny information ahead of time.