Bungie has expressed their wish of implementing Destiny 2 cross-play sometime in the future.
Replying to Kotaku writer Jason Schreier on Twitter, Bungie’s General Manager Mark Noseworthy expressed the company’s wishes of future cross-play functionality.
“Crossplay is absolutely something we’re interested in doing some day, but we have a lot on our plate to chew through first,” Noseworthy said.
Stadia as a platform doesn’t make implementing Cross Play any harder actually. We’re focused on Cross Save this year (for all platforms). Cross Play is absolutely something we’re interested in doing some day, but we have a lot on our plate to chew through first!
— Mark Noseworthy (@knowsworthy) June 11, 2019
With Destiny 2 becoming free-to-play this September, developer Bungie is currently hard at work to create a solid cross-save system. Allowing players to move their items between any platform they wish is a strong move for the developer, essentially meaning that multiple purposes of the game all have worth for a single character. Play on your PC in the office, kick back and relax with your console on the couch.
2014’s Destiny was a huge title for PlayStation. With DLC exclusivity and early content arriving first on Sony’s platform, the two brands were intrinsically linked despite the game’s now rocky reputation.
For Destiny 2, developer Bungie wanted to incorporate cross-saves for character progression, but the idea was blocked by Sony.
Revealed through Jason Schreier’s Splitscreen podcast, Bungie allegedly told him that they wanted to allow character transfers before the game’s Expansion, Forsaken, released.
“I heard that Bungie wanted to do character transfers for PS4, PC – before Forsaken came out – but Sony wouldn’t allow it,” Schreier revealed. “Sony is just like, we want people to associate Destiny with PS4, even if that means screwing over other players.”
Sony’s historical refusal of cross-play games makes this a believable situation. Until recently, the company refused to allow cross-play for games like Minecraft, Fortnite and even Rocket League.
With larger titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare aiming for cross-play on all platforms, Sony is finally bending to the will of developers.