Bungie confirmed that it will make the jump to next-gen consoles with ports of Destiny 2 for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. The studio made the announcement on Twitter after the Xbox Series X games showcase in May.
“Destiny 2 will be on next-gen platforms! More details to come,” the studio wrote. It’s unclear how the rollout for the game will work. While Destiny 2 is now free-to-play on all current platforms, allowing players to experience the base game and all of its Year 1 DLC and PvP modes free of charge, you still need to pay for Year 2 and Year 3 content. Does that mean that players will need to re-purchase additional DLC on next-gen platforms or will they be able to bring all of their purchased content with them?
It’s possible that Bungie will take advantage of the Xbox Series X’s Smart Delivery system, which allows users to upgrade their Xbox One games to the Xbox Series X versions free of charge. Considering the fact that Destiny 2 is an online game, Smart Delivery could be the most obvious choice for a seamless transition on the Xbox Series X.
Bungie’s plans for the PlayStation 5 upgrade are much more hazy and difficult to predict. The new Sony console is backward compatible with PS4 titles, which means that, in theory, players will be able to launch Destiny 2 on the next-gen console easily enough. Neither Bungie or Sony have shared any plans on this front.