As Bungie has now split with Activision, it seems that some major changes have been planned for Destiny 2.
- The core game will be renamed to Destiny 2: New Light
- Once Shadowkeep launches on September 17th, the base game will go free-to-play and include “all year one content, including foundational modes, activities and rewards.”
- Going forward, no more content will be made exclusive to one platform over others. All platforms will have the same access to all content at the same time.
- Cross-save will be added for Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. PS4 is now reportedly on-board as well.
- Soon, the game will move from Battle.net to Steam on PC. Existing players will be able to migrate all characters and purchases over to the Steam version.
“This represents a change for the Destiny franchise as it seeks to lure gamers away from popular free titles like Fortnite. Previously, players paid upfront for the game and bought big expansions to gain access to new raids, missions and in-game items, either separately or as an annual pass subscription. Now, the core game will stay free, while additional content will be made available in the form of paid à la carte offerings like Shadowkeep.”
These changes are bold by Bungie and they need to be. With so much competition on the market, it only makes sense to move away from what many consider to be an overpriced model in 2019. For players, this is certainly going to be a very good thing.