Bungie Reportedly Wants Cross-Platform Destiny 2 Transfers, But Sony Won’t Allow It
Cross-platform play and transferring are two big features that have been a hot topic in the gaming community for years now, with a huge ramp up in interest more recently. With Bungie having recently separated from Activision and exploring what the third installment in the franchise will bring, the future of the series could be taking a drastic turn following Destiny 2’s tumultuous lifespan. Whether or not those changes will include cross-platform transfers remains to be seen, though the studio recently revealed that Sony was very against the idea up until this point.
According to a recent report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier during a recent podcast episode of Overcast, he mentioned that several members of Bungie allegedly told him that the plan was to include this feature prior to Destiny 2: Forsaken’s launch. Unfortunately, Sony swiftly shut down the idea by saying they wouldn’t approve of this feature because they wanted people “to associate Destiny with PS4,” even if that meant continuing to block features that players have been asking for since launch.
According to Schreier, Bungie themselves want transfers of characters to be viable between PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but Sony so far hasn’t shifted their ideas in favor of exclusivity.
Though Sony was originally in favor of cross-platform play and transfers a decade ago, their initial stance has made a drastic 180 in more recent years. With more and more players and developers pushing for more a more accessible outlook, the platform giant continues to offer placating hope with no real action coming from it other than a vague “it’s coming.”
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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.