Cross-saves are finally coming to Destiny 2, with a planned launch date of August 21st.
The implementation of cross-saves means that players can play Destiny 2 on PlayStation, Xbox, Steam, and even the Stadia when it launches.
While it’s not quite cross-play, Bungie say that cross-saves will allow players to play with others on the same platform. So if you have friends on both Xbox and PlayStation, you can just hop from one console to another and pick up where you left off.
Players should note that game purchases will remain on the original platform they were purchased on:
Do my previous game purchases transfer across platforms?
No. The things you have purchased from your PC or Console stores will remain on the platforms where you bought them. These includes games or balances of Silver. Cross Save enables you to access the Guardians and Collections on one Active Account from wherever you play. The things that you acquire for your characters in the game are what move with you from one platform to another.
You can read more about cross-saves and sign up to be notified when the system goes live here.
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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.