Bungie finally dropped the new teaser trailer for Destiny 2 yesterday which was filled with clues about the future of the series. Well, Sony released it on its own PlayStation YouTube channel too, but its version includes some extra tidbits of information which certainly is good news for its patrons. In case you missed it, the Sony-branded material revealed that PS4 players will have an exclusive Destiny 2 content that will last for a limited time.
If you look closely at the video, it says more details about the PS4 goodies will arrive this summer, and that the content will remain exclusive until at least Fall 2018. There is no exact date for the game’s launch yet, but considering it’ll hit the shelves sometime fall this year, that’s quite a long wait for Xbox One players.
While the latest Destiny 2 news might make non-Sony fans a bit cranky, it’s worth noting that the partnership between Bungie and PlayStation is nothing new. GameRant notes that the franchise has always provided some exclusive extras to Sony’s consoles since the release of vanilla Destiny. Some of that content has reportedly been relatively minor, but there were big PS4-exclusives as well, including additional PvP maps and some of the best rare weapons in the game.
The Destiny: Rise of Iron exclusive content, for example, will not be available on Xbox One until this fall. With the arrangement of the previous expansion, many non-Sony players were hoping things would change in the next installment. Much to their dismay, Sony and Activision’s agreement isn’t going anywhere, not in the next full sequel at least.
Destiny 2 Beta
In fact, rumor has it that the first beta of the upcoming installment will also be rolled out to Sony’s console first. Bungie has yet to confirm a beta release for the game, but everyone is expecting to get one. PC Advisor recalls that original Destiny players received an early beta access before the game came out. Speculations are rife that the same thing will happen this time around.
If we’re lucky, the developer will start rolling out the beta by June, sometime shortly after E3 2017. In the meantime, fans can keep an eye on the worldwide reveal trailer for Destiny 2 which will arrive on Thursday, March 30 at 10 a.m. Pacific time.
The Destiny sequel is rumored to release for PC in addition to PS4 and Xbox One. Pricing details are kept under wraps at this point, but we expect it to cost around £50/$60. This is typical for an AAA console game. Pre-orders haven’t opened yet either, but we’ll update this once they do.