After announcing Beyond Light as Destiny 2’s new expansion this year, Bungie didn’t stop with just one development. Instead of announcing it every year, they immediately announced it today to give an idea of what its expansion was like. Unmitigated, they quickly announced two other expansion besides Beyond Light.
The expansion is The Witch Queen and Lightfall, which will be released respectively in 2021 and 2022. Bungie said that the game had become enormous. Therefore they did not want to make the sequel to Destiny 3 and chose to develop the same one world to expand into more both in the next two years.
Both of these expansions and Beyond Light represent a new era of Destiny that began in 2014, the Era of Light where the player was first revived and became the Guardian in the first Destiny. Destiny 2 is currently undergoing an era of loss where the Guardian has lost its power to its mentors, and will soon move to an age of darkness that starts with Shadowkeep and its next expansion, Beyond Light.
The Witch Queen and Lightfall will present a new location instead of having to do rework from Destiny’s first place. Mark Noseworthy, as the General Manager of Destiny 2 explained in his Livestream that Beyond Light, The Witch Queen, and Lightfall are trilogy stories from the game. Unfortunately, he did not explain it further and invited fans to enjoy it.
With the announcement of the other two expansion aside from Beyond Light, Bungie indirectly confirmed that they would not work on Destiny 3 and chose to develop the real world to be even bigger. At least for the next two years.