Bungie will launch the (standalone) Moon-based Shadowkeep on September 17, which will mark the beginning of a free-to-play strategy for the rest of the game. "Join her to slay these nightmares before they reach out beyond the Moon to cast humanity back into an age of darkness". Destiny 2 is launching a free-to-play version, see, named Destiny: New Light.
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. After Bungie parted ways with Activision and took the Destiny franchise with it, there was no longer any reason (legal or otherwise) for Destiny 2 to be a Battle.net exclusive. No details are yet available on the Shadowkeep Annual Pass, but Bungie's if it's like Forsaken's there should be at least three quarterly DLC packs filled with both PvE and PvP content including raids, weapons, and new game modes. Watch the vidchat for more, read this blogblast for even more, and today's archived livestream for oh so much more. This news comes a few days before E3 2019 kicks off, during their Future of Destiny Stream.
Destiny 2's "Shadowkeep" expansion leaked in several places this morning, including the Microsoft Store, but alongside that leak came a waft of rumours surrounding the main game's future. But Bungie's own followup stream has plenty more to say about Shadowkeep, and the future of Destiny as a whole.
The base edition of Destiny 2 was free for a short while a year ago and that lured me in.
The next chapter in the Destiny experience arrives this fall as terrifying shadows descend upon a forgotten moon. Return to the lunar surface. "Become a slayer of nightmares".
So far, so Destiny, right? However, some players have argued in the past that they shouldn't be paying full price for a game that is "unfinished" on launch - particularly when it also features microtransactions, as Destiny 2 does.
I'm certain that this will please a lot of Destiny 2 PC fans who wanted to at least try the game. Either way, we should get more answers later this evening. Here's a quick summary of what's going to happen to Destiny 2 moving forward.
To that end, the Kotaku report also mentions that the game will be introducing cross-save during the announcement tonight - in theory allowing players that have been playing on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One to migrate their progress across to Stadia or whatever other platforms support cross-save.
Changes to the playlist structure are also coming, which will make many rather pleased to hear.