Bungie recently confirmed that Destiny 2 will be available from Google Stadia, the company’s online game streaming service which will enable users to stream console-quality games on smartphones and even Chromebooks. All that’s required is a decent internet connection and a subscription to Stadia. Bungie has now revealed that Destiny 2 players on Stadia will initially be able to play against other Destiny 2 players on Stadia.
As part of its new Shadowkeep year three update, Bungie is bringing cross-progression to Destiny 2. Players will be able to benefit from cross-save support for the title on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Google’s Stadia game streaming service. The announcement comes mere months after Bungie announced its split with publishing partner Activision.
Last year, Bungie started to give away free copies of its Destiny 2 game where it was apparently done in celebration of the game turning one-year old. However, we have to wonder if it could have simply been Bungie trying to feel out if maybe a free game could attract more gamers to it than if it was paid-for.
Bungie may have wanted to enable cross-platform transfer of Destiny characters in Destiny 2 but it was reportedly stopped by Sony from offering this functionality. This according to a new report which claims that Bungie really wanted to make this happen for players but the exclusivity partnership with Sony didn’t allow it to move forward with the plan.
Last week Bungie announced that they would be separating from Activision and will also be retaining the rights to Destiny, which they plan on self-publishing in the future. It was unclear as to what would become of the franchise moving forwards, but in a new blog post shared on Bungie’s website, the developer has stated that they will remain committed to the franchise.
When Destiny 2 was announced, it was also revealed that the game would be available via the Battle.net Launcher, which is Blizzard’s launcher for their own games like World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and so on. This is due to the fact that Destiny was published by Activision who they share the same parent company with.
Recently it was announced that Bungie and Activision would be parting ways. Prior to that, Bungie was the developer behind the Destiny franchise while Activision acted as its publisher. The split also saw Bungie retain the rights to Destiny, meaning that they’ll be able to keep developing it and publish it themselves if they so choose.
Bungie, the developer behind popular franchises such as Halo and Destiny, has made a big decision about its destiny. The studio announced today that it’s parting ways with long-time publisher Activision. What does this mean for the future of Destiny? Bungie will be self-publishing it from here on out. The studio made this surprise announcement earlier today.
If you’ve been meaning to check out Activision and Bungie’s Destiny 2, you might want to fire up Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher and sign up for an account if you haven’t done so already. This is because to celebrate Destiny 2 turning one-year old on the PC, they have decided to do a giveaway of the game which you can claim through the Battle.net launcher.
It was just last year that Destiny 2 was released, but according to Redditor Anonthenine (via Comicbook), it seems that Destiny 3 is already in the works. It should be noted that this is not official information, but Anonthenine has in the past been pretty spot-on with their reveals so there is a chance that they might be right about this again.
We have seen multiple instances in the past where guilds have attempted to be the first in the world to complete a raid of an MMORPG whenever it is released. Are there rewards for being the first? There are bragging rights, achievements, and maybe titles that can be earned, but that’s pretty much it.
Bungie has been working on a new project for quite some time now and the developer has now confirmed that this $100 million undertaking isn’t a new Destiny title. It couldn’t be, given the fact that the original Destiny game had a $500 million budget. Bungie’s latest project is actually the result of a partnership with Chinese publisher NetEase that’s investing $100 million into the studio.
The first Destiny title was released almost three years ago and Bungie has yet to release the full soundtrack of the game to the public. It’s finally going to do that as Bungie has confirmed that the official Destiny soundtrack is going to be released to the public “in the near future.” Marty O’Donnell, a well-known composer, wrote the soundtrack titled Music of the Spheres for this hit game.
If you’re looking forward to seeing more Destiny 2 content this year, you’ll be pleased to learn that during Activision Blizzard’s latest investor’s call, they confirmed that Destiny 2 will be getting a “major expansion” later this year, although they stopped short of telling us exactly what it will be about.