Posted June 10, 2020 by Andrew Cathie in Feature
 
 

Destiny 2 PS5/XSX Ports + Beyond Light Announced


Originally released in 2017, Destiny 2 has been supported by Bungie with some frequent and sometimes fantastic content drops and expansions in the three years since release. Through the transition to a free to play game and leaving the Activision contract behind, Bungie have kept the game growing stronger and stronger over time. Originally, it was expected that Destiny 3 would be released in the relatively near future, but an overnight event on the future of Destiny has revealed that Destiny 3 will likely never happen, or is at least a very long time away. Instead, Destiny 2 PS5 and Xbox Series X ports were announced, along with another three expansions to the game.

Personally, the biggest reveal at the event was that Destiny 2 is coming to the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Bungie confirmed that the game will run at 4K/60fps on both platforms and that all content will come across to the next-generation with you for free. On Xbox Series X this will be via Smart Delivery, while the PS5 version will be via a free upgrade. Cross-Play within console ecosystems will also be supported with these releases, meaning that Destiny 2 PS4/ps5 owners will be able to play together, as will Destiny 2 Xbox One/Xbox Series X owners.

From there, Bungie also confirmed the next three years of expansions to Destiny 2, which will release each year from 2020 to 2022. Like we said earlier, don’t expect a Destiny 3 to happen anytime in the near future or potentially ever. The first of these is Destiny 2: Beyond Light, which releases on September 23rd and received reveal and gameplay trailers to show it off. In 2021 we’ll see the release of Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, while 2022 will see the release of Destiny 2: Lightfall. We didn’t get many details on the last two expansions, but given how far in the future they are, that makes sense.

In terms of more immediate content unrelated to expansion, Bungie also confirmed some other things we can expect to see in the future of Destiny 2. Some content from Destiny 1 will be coming to the game, which will make Destiny 2 the definitive location for Destiny, while a new seasonal event, Season of Arrivals, commences on June 9 with a trailer showing off some of what you can expect.

Overall, we got a massive slate of new content and announcements, including Destiny 2  PS5/Xbox Series X ports, new expansions, partial cross-play confirmation and more. Bungie are going hard on making Destiny 2 the best game it can possibly be and we’re excited to see just how all of this content turns out, especially given how much we enjoyed the original game on console.


Andrew Cathie

 
Rocket Chainsaw's premier Fantasy-loving Editor. I basically play anything and everything that looks like it could be fun or interesting.