Bungie formally confirmed on Monday that Future 2: The Closing Form is delayed till June 4th, 2024. Studies of a delay to the growth emerged final month after Bungie began making layoffs on the studio amid a drop in Future 2 gamers after the poorly obtained Lightfall launch.
Bungie reportedly laid off round 8 p.c of Bungie staff, affecting roles in group administration, engineering, social media, QA, and extra. Now, the Halo creator is taking its time to get issues proper with The Closing Form after unfavorable evaluations and participant sentiment from the Lightfall growth.
The Closing Form is an bold growth that’s meant to conclude Future’s mild and darkness saga. Bungie has proven little or no in regards to the growth up to now, teasing that Future 2 gamers will enter “the Traveler,” a mysterious entity within the universe of Future that hangs immobile within the sky as a supply of sunshine for Future gamers. The Closing Form will embody the Pale Coronary heart, Future’s first linear vacation spot.
“The Closing Form is the end result of the primary ten years of Future storytelling and, for Guardians in every single place, numerous hours spent collectively,” the event workforce wrote in a weblog put up. “We wish to honor that journey, so we’re taking the time we have to ship a good greater and bolder imaginative and prescient, one which we hope will probably be remembered and treasured for years to come back.”
The workforce stated that Season of the Want, which launches on Tuesday, will run till the discharge of The Closing Form. “Whereas nearly all of content material and narrative for Season of the Want will run from late November to February as initially deliberate, the workforce is including new content material accessible for all gamers to leap into till the launch of The Closing Form,” the workforce wrote. In April, Bungie will launch a brand new content material replace referred to as Into the Gentle that can “put together gamers for his or her Guardian’s journey into the Traveler.” Bungie is now planning to share new gameplay of The Closing Form growth in April.