Destiny 2 Moves to Action MMO, Releasing New Free-to-Play Model

Destiny 2 Moves to Action MMO, Releasing New Free-to-Play Model

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.

Destiny 2 Game Director Luke Smith enthused about this new chapter, as cross-save and cross-platform technology along with the move to free-to-play will reach a lot more players in more platforms.

Google's Justin Taylor also confirmed that players will be able to bring their existing Guardians into the Destiny 2 Google Stadia collection using the game's upcoming cross-save feature.

Destiny 2: New Light will also shift on PC from Battle.Net to Steam, with cross-save support between Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia.

The standalone edition of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep includes a digital copy of the game and a single Season Pass, providing exclusive activities and rewards.

Destiny 2 is an incredibly expansive and content-rich massive-multiplayer online (MMO) game with tons of action and light role-playing game (RPG) elements. It appears as though players' gear will now incorporate more mod slots and you'll be able to slot in multiple types to create much more bespoke build. Bungie talked about how in the past it had shied away from the MMORPG label, but was now doubling down on depth and detail. You'll need almost 75 minutes to do so, and the stream starts at 14:55.Not only will there be the digital versions of the game that we revealed earlier, there will also be a physical Collector's Edition. As Bungie tells it, the New Light version will offer a surprisingly robust experience considering its $0 price tag.

This move isn't surprising, given that Bungie split from Activision at the start of 2019.

The story of Shadowkeep unites players with Eris Morn, according to the description of the storyline, which stated: "New nightmares have emerged from the shadows of our Moon".

In a newsroom announcement, Bungie revealed the future of Destiny 2, with this being part of it.

It's been quite a week for Destiny 2 fans.

Though Destiny 2 didn't have the best launch in the world, like many "live services" of its ilk, the title got much better as it received more DLCs, updates, and bug fixes.

You'll also get a Season Pass for the Season of the Undying, and two new items once Shadowkeep launches. But Bungie says this is "just building the foundation of what we're doing with the Crucible going forward".

This will allow players to transfer their progress between the systems they plan on, and they will no longer need to have different Guardians on different platforms.