The new Destiny 2 expansion was expected to be out in February 2024.
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Besides being hit by an undisclosed number of layoffs today, Destiny 2 developer Bungie has also delayed both The Final Shape expansion and Marathon. Marathon being Bungie's PvP extraction shooter that was announced during the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase.

These delays were revealed by a new Bloomberg report, which says that Destiny 2: The Final Shape expansion has moved from a February 2024 release to a June 2024 release. Marathon has slipped out of 2024 completely and will instead be out some time in 2025.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape isn't the "end" of Destiny completely, but rather the end of the storyline that has been going on since the original game's release almost a decade ago. The Final Shape is supposed to bring about the big finale between players and The Witness. After the release of The Final Shape, Bungie said that they plan to replace Seasons with Episodes. Like most Destiny expansions, The Final Shape would add a new campaign, probably new areas, new weapons, and more. It was expected to be out on February 27th for the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, but will now be out in June.

Marathon is Bungie's sci-fi extraction shooter based on one of Bungie's earliest IPs, Marathon. This new Marathon will focus on PvP extraction gameplay ala Escape from Tarkov. Marathon will be a live-service title that will have an evolving story as players collectively complete objectives and reach various milestones. This game was pushed out of 2024 and into 2025 with this delay.

Specifics for the delays were not shared by Bungie. Within the studio itself, CEO Pete Parsons told staff that there would be a meeting where today's events would be discussed with remaining staff. It is presumed that Parsons and other management will talk about today's layoffs. So far, layoffs at Bungie have impacted their community managers and public relations department as well as art, player support, recruitment, legal, and quality assurance departments.

The exact number of employees laid off today have not yet been disclosed by either Bungie nor Sony.