Bungie Announces Destiny 2 for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5

Game developer, Bungie confirmed via a tweet that Destiny 2 will be available on next-gen platforms, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

However, major details like its release date, and whether or not it will be any different from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions remains unclear as Bungie is leaving its fans hanging without more information.

Although it’s certainly great to see that Bungie has pledged to develop next-gen consoles-optimized game versions, it remains to be seen whether Bungie decides to offer backwards compatibility for Destiny 2 on the XBox One, under Microsoft’s Smart Delivery Program.

Although at the least, those snagging a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be able to play the games they’ve purchased for the previous generation of consoles including the PlayStation 4 games and Xbox One. 

In fact, Sony had revealed that its upcoming Playstation 5 console will be supporting a majority of the 4000+ existing PS4 titles.

“We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5,” said Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at Sony.

And XBox is following suit, with Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, pledging support “four generations“ of Xbox games. “Our commitment to compatibility means existing Xbox One games, including backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, look and play better than ever before,” Spencer wrote in a blog post.

With some of the details not-yet-revealed, we’re waiting for answers to a few questions of our own.

Will next-gen gamers will be able to play against or with players of the current generation, or whether Bungee will allow users to transfer purchases from previous games? 

Would gamers still need to purchase individual licenses for in-game content if they want to access it on another platform, even if cross-save allows them to move their account across platforms?

The answers to these questions remain to be seen.

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