Bungie announced today a great deal regarding the future of Destiny 2 after their recent separation from Blizzard/Activision. The finale of such partnership appears to be ending this fall, when the game will officially leave Battle.net and find a new home on Valve’s Steam store for the first time.
New Nightmares have emerged from the shadows of our forgotten Moon. Called forth by haunting visions from her tormented past, Eris Morn has returned and unleashed something that once slumbered beneath the lunar surface – a long dormant power even she cannot control.
Although it probably needs to be made clear that you can just pre-order the game on Steam for now, since it won’t be playable until September 17 of this year. Either grab the $34.99 standard edition or grab the $59.99 Digital Deluxe Edition and get all sorts of pre-order bonuses.
- VOD of today’s stream can be viewed here.
- Cross save will be available across all platforms (PC, PS4, Xbox, Stadia).
- The base version of Destiny 2 along with all Year One (Curse of Osiris, Warmind) will be going free-to-play on Steam with a new title: Destiny 2: New Light.
- The Forsaken Campaign and Year Two annual pass is going to be bundled together for $40.
- The new Destiny 2 expansion, Shadowkeep, will be releasing on Sept 17 for $35.
- And we’re going back to the moon.
- It is completely standalone and does not require Forsaken or any other previous game campaigns to play.
- Pre-Order Shadowkeep here.
- The ViDoc has a lot of information on what’s coming next and is worth a watch here.
- Bungie says that at its core, Destiny is an action MMO, and they plan on embracing the RPG elements of Destiny.
- Trials is not coming back yet. They’ve got a lot to repair in the foundation of PvP before Trials can come back.
- Digital Code for Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Digital Deluxe Edition with Digital Deluxe Edition In-game Bonuses
- Digital Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Original Soundtrack
- A Collector’s Edition exclusive In-game Emblem Code: An exclusive in-game emblem code printed inside the physical collectible bundle.
- Hive Cryptoglyph Replica: Follow clues in the Collector’s Edition to unlock the Hive Cryptoglyph and its secret contents. Dimensions: 7.8”L.
- Metal Luna Mission Container: A metal Luna mission folio that holds esoteric relics and records. Dimensions: 8.6”L x 5.9”W.
- Luna Mission Handbook: Containing 40 pages of schematics and design documents.
- Luna Journal: A 160-page journal featuring additional story content that is bound with the mysterious charms and talismans of Eris Morn.
- Artifacts from the Golden Age
- The Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Collector’s Edition does NOT contain a physical disc copy of the game. A digital download code will be sent to the email address used at checkout. The physical collectibles are available to purchase without game code.
There is a lot more news regarding Destiny and the future that came directly from Bungie, but the above are the highlights for now. As the days roll by, more information will be coming and those that love the Destiny franchise will have plenty to keep them occupied.