Bungie revealed Shadowkeep a while back in June 2019. They revealed how Destiny 2 will be progressing to be an MMO-RPG game in the future. It was the first time that Bungie has used RPG term for Destiny which is quite interesting considering the Bungie-Activision split. Shadowkeep was meant to be released on September 17, 2019. Bungie in a blog post on Bungie.net, they announced that Shadowkeep has been delayed. They also detailed new features coming in Shadowkeep.
Cross Save and Armor 2.0
With the announcement of Shadowkeep came some really exciting features for the Destiny franchise. For the first time in 5 years, Bungie announced that Cross Save will be available later this year. On top of that, Bungie also said that new in-game features like Armor 2.0, Finishing Moves and Eververse Changes will also be implemented with the release of Shadowkeep.
Armor 2.0 will allows guardians in Destiny 2 to apply mods to any set of armor they like aesthetically. In the Out of the Shadows ViDoc, Steve Dolan (Design Lead at Bungie) said: “When you get to this last tier (last tier of the seasonal artifacts), each of these perks gets relatively close what even an exotic might feel like.”
Finishing moves are also being added to the game. We don’t know how players will unlock different types of finishing moves, but we’re guessing they’ll be available via Eververse.
In a blog post, Bungie announced that Shadowkeep has been pushed back a little. Before, It was released on September 17, 2019.
“We wanted to let you—our Community—know first that we’re changing the date for Shadowkeep and New Light from September 17 to October 1.
This Fall is the first step on a journey for what our team wants Destiny 2 to become – a place for you and your friends to play anytime, anywhere; owning the action MMO and RPG elements that we love about the game; and crushing barriers to entry for friends. We just need a bit of extra time to take the first step.“
So, Shadowkeep has a new launch window and is releasing on October 1, 2019, instead of Sep. 17. It is a good thing for the game as this will allow Bungie to work on this expansion a little more and ship the completed product.