Activision has confirmed that Destiny 2 will release in Q3 (which is some time between July and September) 2017.

In a recent investor call, the publisher also detailed “follow-on content plans” which “set the stage for growth”.

While we’ve yet to have confirmation yet of whether or not our existing Guardians will carry over – or if the game will, as rumoured, finally come to PC – developer Bungie is thought to be doubling-down efforts on a “great cinematic” story that will be “more accessible to a casual player”.

“The cornerstone of that is a great cinematic story,” said Activision’s Eric Hirshberg in a recent investor call (via Eurogamer). “That’s been a real focus with a great cast of memorable, relatable characters, coupled with some very nice ways to make the game more accessible to a casual player, without losing anything that our core players love.

“We’ve made it more accessible to someone who just wants to have a great more casual first-person action experience.”

Destiny’s latest expansion, Rise of Iron, is out now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Destiny – The Collection – a bundle comprising of the base game, The Dark Below, House of Wolves and The Taken King – is also available now.