A lawsuit filed by former Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell against game developer Bungie has unwittingly revealed the important details about target release dates for Destiny's future sequels.
The lawsuit, filed by after losing his job at Bungie in April, 2014, revealed that Destiny was originally scheduled for release in September, 2013 (but was delayed because of a huge rework in its story) to be followed by its sequel, Destiny 2, two years later in September 2015, reported Game Rant.
However, the video game is also supposed to release two more issues after its second release this month. The lawsuit detailed that a third installment of Destiny should be released on September 2017 and a fourth sequel on September 2019. Finally, it appeared that O'Donnell and Bungie have agreed to release "the largest downloadable content product" as an expansion pack for Destiny 4 in September 2020.
The details of Destiny's release schedules were contained in the contract O'Donnell signed with Bungie December 31, 2010. The contract was one of the documents presented to the courts as evidence.
Under the contract, O'Donnell was tasked to compose the musical scoring for Destiny. He wrote Music of the Spheres that was supposed to be used in the Destiny video game franchise over the next 10 years or so. However, Bungie reneged on the contract and did not use his sounds in the game's E3 trailer.
The composer was further enraged when the Music of the Spheres did not get a standalone release, resulting to O'Donnell's change in work attitude that soured his working relationship with the Bungie team, which eventually fired him.
Destiny Patch Released Today
Meanwhile, Bungie today relased updated patch for Destiny. The Destiny 2.0 update introduces some major changes ahead of the scheduled release date of "The Taken King on September 15th.
iDigital Times said that the updated patch is now available for download through Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Some of the most significant changes in the game include an increased level cap, a Quest screen in the game's menu, an increased number of Bounty slots and more,
"Patch notes for Destiny Update 2.0 were also released on Tuesday, outlining changes that might not be evident to the Destiny community at first glance. From the looks of things, every aspect of the Destiny experience received some attention from Bungie over the last 12-plus months, including player classes, the game's progression mechanics, along with the various weapons and armor available throughout the soon-to-be-expanded Destiny campaign," the report said.
Destiny: The Taken King final patch notes will provide plenty more changes to bring about Destiny into Year Two as well as technical adjustments from player feedback, according to Express.
The final patch removes the cinematics while showing or hiding helmet options that is available in the Character Screen.
For example, cinematics can now be skipped, while show/hide helmet options now also apply to the Character Screen.