Destiny 2 Google Stadia Edition (which only we’re calling it) will not have cross-play compatibility with other platforms.
Whilst Bungie has recently expressed their want for cross-platform play in the future, Google Stadia players will be locked into their own ecosystem on launch.
“Stadia players will only be able to play with other Stadia players,” developer Bungie explained in a recent FAQ.
Just like PC, Xbox One and PC, Stadia players will be closed off from other communities, despite Stadia running on some form of PC. While cross-save will still be available, so players can switch between platforms at will, the exclusive player base is a big worry.
With Stadia MMOs like Destiny 2, The Division 2, Elder Scrolls Online and more all being tied into a rather niche ecosystem, it’s a worry whether or not they’ll be anywhere near as populated as their PC or console counterparts.
We’ve already mentioned that we’d love to bring cross play to Destiny 2. There’s no policy or technological barrier preventing us from including Stadia. We’d be looking to include every platform. This year though, we’re focused on delivering cross save to all platforms. https://t.co/uSVLsBZt0S
— Mark Noseworthy (@knowsworthy) June 16, 2019
For now, Destiny 2 Google Stadia Edition (original OC please do not copy) players will have to deal with other Stadia players. Are you okay with that?