Today Activision confirmed that, as Kotaku reported last month, Destiny 2 won't be out until 2017. But there will be a significant expansion later this year. Said the company in a press release this afternoon: "Activision Publishing, along with its partners at Bungie, expects to bring a large new expansion to Destiny in 2016 and to release a full game sequel in 2017."
There's no word yet what this "large new expansion" will actually be. As we reported in January, Bungie made the decision earlier this year to delay Destiny's sequel, and plans for the future of the game's content are changing frequently.
Bungie briefly expanded on Activision's statement in today's weekly blog post, explaining that there will also be a spring update that will raise the current level cap:
Prior to the holiday break we mentioned a second, larger update slated for Spring. That content release will feature a significant Light increase, a bunch of new gear to earn and equip, and new challenges for PvE players seeking some more fun experiences and replayability.
Beyond that, the team is focused on delivering a large expansion later this year, and a full Destiny sequel in 2017.