Destiny 2 has officially been announced to be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Fans of the game who intend on getting the new consoles will be offered free access to the game on both consoles. However this offer only extends to those who purchase the new expansion, ‘Beyond Light’. Bungie reports that the game offers Smart Delivery between Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Although PS5 does not have an equivalent to Smart Delivery, they have guaranteed that the offer will extend between PS4 and PS5.
The game has been confirmed to run in 4K and 60 FPS for next-gen consoles.
However, this offer does not imply that those who purchase the expansion on Xbox One will be entitled to a copy for PS5 and vice versa. Despite this, the game will still offer intergenerational crossplay, so those who do not own a next-gen console will still be able to play with those that do. The expansion, ‘Beyond Light’ will likely be unveiled for September 22, a few months before next-gen consoles hit the shelves.
There have been no implications for a third Destiny title; on the other hand, Bungie has already teased expansions for as late as 2022. Fans can expect the ‘Witch Queen’ expansion for 2021 and ‘Lightfall’ in 2022. Bungie has also noted that they intend to cycle out old content as the game continues to update so the game file does not become too large. Old content will likely be put into the vault, which has supported the return of old content from the first Destiny game.
Destiny 2 was unveiled in 2017, and maintains a daily playerbase of 50,000 players through Steam alone. Initially, the game was published through Activision but has since been taken over by Bungie.