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Destiny 2 confirmed for next-generation platforms

Destiny comes to its third console generation

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a Hunter holding a sword called Black Talon in Destiny 2: Forsaken Image: Bungie
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On Thursday morning, Microsoft revealed several new games on Inside Xbox and debuted a brief look at next-generation gameplay. Xbox also tweeted out an image showcasing the names of well-known developers working on Xbox titles — including Bungie. Bungie then confirmed, via Twitter, that Destiny 2 will come to next-generation platforms.

While only two sentences, Bungie’s tweet reveals quite a bit. The response is to Xbox, but the tweet specifies next-gen platforms — plural. This suggests that while Microsoft is the first company to announce to announce Destiny 2 for its next-gen console, the PS5 will see the game as well. This shouldn’t be a surprise to long-time Destiny fans used to the series’ old PlayStation exclusives, which have gone since Bungie’s departure from Activision.

Bungie’s most recent tweet confirms players will be able to continue playing their favorite space MMO on their new console this year. And while Bungie doesn’t mention cross-save in their tweet, it’s very likely players will be able to continue their same characters on their next-generation machine.

Bungie has yet to announce details on its fall expansion, when players can get their hands on Destiny 2 for next-generation consoles, if players will need to pay for the new version, or if the game will be better optimized. We expect to hear more information in the future.

Destiny is available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. Destiny 2 is currently available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — with it coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, this will be the franchise’s third console generation.

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