Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Destiny 2 Cross Save Confirmed for September 17, Will Release for Steam

Destiny 2 Cross Save Confirmed for September 17, Will Release for Steam

"New Light" is basically "Destiny 2", except it is free to play.

New Light is the name of the free version of the game that will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on September 17, and it will include "all of its foundational modes, activities, and rewards".

The $34.99 standalone edition of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep includes a digital copy of the game and a single season pass. Will any of you be returning to Destiny 2 or picking it up for the first time when it goes free to play?

We will provide exact information on this once Bungie provides more information, but that's what we gleaned from the stream.

This is all awesome news for the Destiny franchise but Bungie didn't stop there. It's always felt weird launching Destiny 2 from Battle.net, and even more so after the Activision breakup.

"Bungie's always been at the forefront of exploring new ways to bring our games to our players", added executive publishing producer Poria Tarkan. What is shocking, however, is that there will be no more PS4 exclusive content starting with the Shadowkeep DLC. The Shadowkeep expansion will be sold for $35 at launch, while the Forsaken expansion and annual pass will be sold in a $40 bundle. One of those games is Destiny 2, and Google confirmed you'll be able to transfer your previous saves to Stadia.

The developer made the joke right before announcing that now that Bungie is self-publishing Destiny 2, the game will be released on Steam.

Jared Berbach, a principal producer at Bungie, took to Twitter following Bungie's stream to answer a couple of questions about cross-save; mainly, which characters and accounts would be impacted, and how players could expect the feature to work.

Just when you think things couldn't possibly get any leakier - it looks like Engadget posted a story some 8 hours ahead of schedule revealing that the game will be going free-to-play.

Though Destiny 2 didn't have the best launch in the world, like many "live services" of its ilk, the title got much better as it received more DLCs, updates, and bug fixes.

The next chapter for Destiny 2 will reunite you with an old ally to confront new nightmares. But Bungie says this is "just building the foundation of what we're doing with the Crucible going forward".

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