Bungie to launch free-to-play Destiny 2 in September

first_imgBungie to launch free-to-play Destiny 2 in SeptemberDestiny 2: New Light will launch on the same day as transition to Steam, the “new home for the Destiny PC community”Matthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefFriday 7th June 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleBungieBungie is launching a free-to-play version of Destiny 2 this September, which it intends to be the new “baseline” version of its flagship IP.Destiny 2: New Light will launch on September 17, 2019, two years after the game first launched. It will be free to download for all players. Bungie described the free-to-play version as, “a brand new entry point for newcomers, that puts the worlds of Destiny 2 — and all of its foundational modes, activities, and rewards — into the hands of every player.”New Light will include all of Destiny 2’s first year content. However, expansions like Forsaken, which launched in September 2018, and the forthcoming Shadowkeep will need to be purchased.This is the boldest step Bungie has taken with Destiny since it regained its independence from Activision Blizzard in January this year.But it is not the only bold step the Washington-based developer has taken this week. On the same day that it launches New Light, it will also make Destiny 2 available on Steam for the first time.Previously, the game had only been available on Battle.net, but Bungie described Steam as, “a new home for the Destiny PC community.” Current players will be able to migrate all of their characters, gear and progress between the two platforms ahead of the date.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Destiny 2 is one of the key games in the launch line-up for Google Stadia, which was revealed yesterday alongside details of its $10 a month premium subscription model. It is the one game that Google has confirmed will be free with the subscription, although the apparent generosity of that offer has been changed by the release of New Light two months before Stadia’s launch. Stadia subscribers will also receive the Shadowkeep expansion for free.Bungie has also confirmed that it will support “cross save” functionality across all versions of Destiny 2, including Stadia.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesDestiny 2 delays Witch Queen expansion to 2022The publisher says its narrative ambitions and the complications of COVID-19 have necessitated a change in scheduleBy Eric Van Allen 2 months agoBungie opening Amsterdam publishing officeDestiny studio also doubling size of Bellevue HQ, adding two board members, planning multiple teams and new IPBy Brendan Sinclair 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

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