Bungie’s plans to allow the cross-platform switch of Destiny characters had been stopped by Sony, in keeping with Kotaku’s Jason Schreier.
Schreier made the declare in a latest episode of the Splitscreen podcast (skip to round 57 minutes if you wish to get straight to this subject – thanks, ResetEra). In a dialogue about how Destiny 2 will fare following Bungie’s separation from long-term publishing accomplice Activision, Schreier intimated that whereas Bungie had been eager to make character switch a actuality, it is exclusivity partnership with Sony prevented the developer from urgent forward.
“I heard that Bungie wished to do character transfers for PS4, PC – earlier than Forsaken got here out – however Sony would not permit it,” Schreier mentioned. “Sony is rather like, we wish folks to affiliate Destiny with PS4, even when which means screwing over different gamers.
“It sucks and hopefully Bungie ends it.”
It’s not the primary time Sony has been singled out for preventing cross-play social gathering play, in fact. A few years in the past it was Rocket League and Minecraft highlighting the problem, and Sony would not budge, though Sony boss Shawn Layden advised Eurogamer final 12 months that the corporate was ” a variety of the probabilities”. Just a month later, a cross-play beta lastly got here to Fortnite gamers on PlayStation 4.
It’s pure to take a position that Bungie would possibly revisit these plans now the studio has prematurely terminated its partnership with Activision, however its settlement with Sony is seemingly nonetheless in place. Just this week, Destiny 2 gamers on PC and Xbox One may get their paws on PlayStation 4-exclusive Wavesplitter, however the studio needed to revoke entry to it by way of a “repair”. Now PC and Xbox One homeowners may have it locked inside their inventories till its exclusivity interval expires in September 2019.