Bungie is scheduled to announce the next major Destiny 2 expansion later today but one of the big changes coming to the game has already leaked out ahead of time. After Bungie parted ways with Activision and took the Destiny franchise with it, there was no longer any reason (legal or otherwise) for Destiny 2 to be a Battle.net exclusive.
As the heroes of the last safe city turned their attention to frontiers beyond the protection of the Vanguard, new Nightmares have emerged from the shadows of our long-forgotten Moon.
The listing includes details of pre-order bonuses, a Deluxe edition and a few more details about what the next set of DLC will include. Apparently the new zone will be twice as big as the Destiny 1 version.
Bungie hasn't confirmed where we'll be seeing the stream go live, but you can assume you'll see it go live on Twitch - that's where the company tends to go with these things.
Bungie is set to fully unveil the next expansion for Destiny 2, Shadowkeep, shortly.
Stay tuned for more details later today!
The next chapter for Destiny 2 will reunite you with an old ally to confront new nightmares. If a good amount of new content keeps flowing at a fair price and microtransactions don't become super-obnoxious (no, I'm not that bothered by this season's many microtransaction cosmetic bits), yeah, I'm in.
The standalone edition of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep includes a digital copy of the game and a single Season Pass, providing exclusive activities and rewards. Journey deep into a mysterious enemy citadel. Return to the lunar surface. This feature will also apply to the Google Stadia version of the game later in November.
I'm certain that this will please a lot of Destiny 2 PC fans who wanted to at least try the game.
In terms of keeping the identity of Destiny, Smith said, "We're going to preserve the core action game to Destiny", explaining that moving the game to an MMO is more about giving players further options and expanding the world as a whole for the future of Destiny.
If Bungie is planning to bring Destiny 2 to Google Stadia, it's not going to want committed players to have to start all over again with their progress - especially if they've sunk a couple hundred hours into the title. The expansion (which will not require that you own previous Destiny 2 expansions) will feature a new raid, new dungeon, new weapons and gear, taking players back to the Moon on 17th September on all platforms, including PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.
Changes to the playlist structure are also coming, which will make many rather pleased to hear.