Destiny 2 gets full reveal, coming to PC and Xbox One on September 8

After enduring a slow drip of teasers and buildup, our first official look at Destiny 2 is here. Bungie has released the first of what will likely be several trailers for the game, which stokes the hype with a set of rallying speeches fit for any epic adventure. Check it out below:

It's not a look at the game itself, but the trailer definitely serves as a nice introduction to the game's story. Speaking of which, here's a short primer from Bungie on where things stand on the outset of Destiny 2:

Humanity's last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force led by Ghaul, commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city's Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity's scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

Perhaps some of the biggest news to come out of today's reveal is that Destiny 2 will be coming to PC in addition to consoles. The first Destiny was released in 2014 on consoles only, but players begged for a PC release throughout its lifetime. Now it looks like fans are getting their wish. Bungie has also confirmed a September 8 release date, which was only previously rumored based on some leaked posters.

Destiny 2 will even the playing field for old players and new. Bungie has confirmed that, while you'll be able to carry your character's looks over from the first installment, player progression and gear won't make the move.

If you're eager to dive into the game on day one, Destiny 2 is up for pre-order now at the Xbox Store and the usual batch of retailers. And for anyone looking for more gameplay footage, Bungie says it will show off the first look at hands-on gameplay with a livestream on May 18.

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  • These are the kind of games that would really benefit from Play Anywhere-ness. Maybe separating platform for PvP but for PvE it's ideal. Being the kind of game that you want to really go through with your mates and level up together.
  • I'm not even convinced PvP needs to be seperated (at least for Xbox) any more. You can ultimately get a keyboard and mouse working on it, you can also use matchmaking based on skill to keep people on a level playing field. All in all, i do agree, this would be a perfect game for play anywhere.
  • Xbox Play Anywhere???... Let's hope.
  • This would be awesome as Play Anywhere. Maybe not the Crucible, but all of the single player/Party play stuff at least.
  • Buyer beware - marketing deal with Sony again so some DLC will be *at least 1 year before crossing over to Xbox (don't know about PC). Same as last installment, but then again there's Taken King content that Xbox players still haven't received.
  • But will it be available optimized for Scorpio? Until fall of this year I'm not buying any new games if it means I'll be playing them later in 4k.
  • Yeah I don't blame you one bit. I'm hesitent to buy anything too unless I can get it real cheap.
  • You are not going to be playing games on the scorpio at 4K if its only going to cost $600. I built a $850 Gaming PC and it runs all games at 1080p Medium to High settings at over 100 FPS. A $300 consol today cant even run GTA V at 45 FPS constant at LOW SETTINGS. The highest FPS you will be hitting is 45 on NON INTENSIVE games such as Call of Duty or Overwatch. Maby 60 FPS if its an indi game. Try to come back from that.
  • 1) Nobody knows exact specs or price of Scorpio.
    2) 6 teraflops is sufficient for some 4k gaming. Even a GTX 1060 which runs at less than 4 teraflops can run some games 4k over 30fps. I suggest that instead of being dismissive, you remain open to the idea that there are still a lot of unknowns. Is scorpio guaranteed to run 4k? No. Is it very possible given what we do know? Maybe. So be open to that idea. Don't let biases become "facts".
  • No no man - he built a computer and he's a guy on the internet! Apparently everything in todays market should be benchmarked against his computer. Its foolproof!
  • Sold
  • At least there's a viable reason why everyone starts over that's built into the story that's pretty cool but looks awesome !!
  • Yeah. I was thinking the same thing when I saw this. Ok, money grab for a sequel, but at least they made it make some sense. Then I was thinking I was being a bit gullible, but my son watched the video and said the same thing. Damn you Activision/Bungie! But we'll probably end up buying this and hating it while at the same time loving/playing it constantly...
  • I will not be buying this like didn't with the first one. These developers treat us like they never knew the Xbox community.
  • Loved the first as I can very late to the party (bought the entire game + taken king dlc at Christmas for $25). However, I'll hold off this time immediately as it seems they're doing times exclusive DOC, or I'll just buy on ps4
  • Very well done trailer!
  • yeah
  • Seems pretty stupid to be joking around about fighting for and losing the city and tower, and living to tell about it. Not that Destiny is a totally serious game, but this trailer over does it.
  • thats cayde...its who he is, get over it
  • I've played the game, a lot, and I know it's Cayde. I stand by what I said.
  • Looks Nice
  • Oh wow an actual pc release.