Yesterday Bungie revealed the future of Destiny 2 and silenced the rumors there would be a Destiny 3 any time soon. They are committed to Destiny 2 and no Destiny 3 is planned as of yet. Rather than creating a new game in the franchise they are committed to keep the game running all the way through 2022 at least and to strengthen their word they published the names of the next three big expansions:
- 2020: Beyond light
- 2021: The witch queen
- 2022: Lightfall
At the same time Bungie's Luke Smith and Mark Noseworthy explained Destiny has become too big to be efficiently maintained, therefore they will "cycle out" old content:
Destiny 2 is too large to efficiently update and maintain. The size and complexity of the game are also contributing to more bugs and less innovation. Instead of building a Destiny 3 and leaving D2 behind, each year, we are going to cycle older, less actively played content out of the live game and into what we're calling the Destiny Content Vault (DCV). This will allow us to add to and support D2 for years, including the three new annual expansions we announced today, starting with Beyond Light this fall.
...but they also said this is not a one way road but they will also bring in some stuff from the first Destiny game many people have not even played.
Read all about it over on Bungie.