A well-timed, so-called “leak” from a Spanish-language retailer has spread across fan forums, reigniting desires for Destiny 2 to hit PC. While these images don’t imbue much confidence — the PC box art is a photo of a computer screen, for one, and there’s an image-editing program in the background — players’ excited responses to them point to just how badly they want the game to come to PC.
Another photo included in the leak comes across as slightly more credible, showing a cartoony figurine based on Cayde-6.
We’ve seen that Cayde-6 figure out in the wild already, based on photos from a Twitter user who said it’s already in retail storerooms.
Pre-order Destiny 2 and get this: pic.twitter.com/jHmrKRwYdo— Ryan ライアン (@AlphaFoxWarfare) March 27, 2017
The ad suggests that the figurine is a pre-order bonus, and that pre-ordering customers will also be entitled to check out the game’s beta. That same beta logo is seen on a poster sent to European retailers last week, which incited the Destiny 2 reveal hype before Activision and Bungie’s official reveal.
Since they went online — and were swiftly removed by their original poster, who apologized for the “accidental leak” — Destiny players have become increasingly pumped about the game possibly, finally coming to PC, even if they don’t completely buy this leak as being real.
Praying to the Bungie gods that Destiny 2 really is coming to PC.— Elliot (@slyalmond) March 30, 2017
Seen enough leaks to suggest that is the case but won't know until later.
Can't wait to play Destiny 2 on PC. It will happen.— Nate (@NateTheNewb) March 30, 2017
If they confirm Destiny 2 for PC my PS4 is officially a paperweight— Nick (@En_Rune) March 30, 2017
Destiny 2 PC rumors are good.— Code (@LibertyBeta) March 30, 2017
Bungie has kept the Destiny franchise exclusive to console since its 2014 launch, making it one of the most popular console shooters. But rumors have circulated widely about Destiny 2 bridging the gap between PCs and consoles since the developer announced a sequel to Destiny was in the works.
As we wrote yesterday in our Destiny 2 wishlist, a PC version just makes sense for the series. It’s a multiplayer shooter that needs a constant internet connection, and beyond that, PC owners are renown for their devotion to the platform.
Take a look at months of PC owners, making their interest in Destiny 2 on PC public:
If destiny 2 is not on pc boi Ima— Rob (@ohdasnice) March 23, 2017
PLEASE ANNOUNCE DESTINY 2 PC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/EzwWV70UtT— Dan (@WrappedCorn) March 2, 2017
If Destiny 2 does end up releasing on PC Activision can have my money, I don't care.— Bailey Jones (@BaileyJIII) February 21, 2017
@Bungie just saying if destiny 2 comes to pc i have around 51 people who are gonna buy it at launch just saying— Overkill, John Cena (@0v3rk1ll) February 18, 2017
If PC Destiny 2 is a thing. I might be on board with this.— ρσiиรєттiα (@Rosaallii) January 30, 2017
There is some more legitimate reason to believe that Destiny 2 will make it onto PC. Kotaku confirmed with its sources back in the fall that the sequel was in development for that platform.
A short teaser for the game dropped this week, and a fuller look at Destiny 2 will arrive at 1 p.m. ET today. It’s possible we’ll get some concrete information about the game’s future on PC.