Replace: Future 2 basic supervisor Mark Noseworthy has tweeted an replace on the subject of cross-play. Whereas there isn’t any “coverage or technological barrier” stopping them from merging the 2 platforms’ playerbases (and together with each different Future 2 platform whereas they’re at it) in line with Noseworthy, Bungie is targeted on implementing cross-save for now, however would love so as to add cross-play sooner or later.
Unique Story: In its newest “This Week at Bungie” weblog submit, the Future 2 developer posted a brief FAQ answering a variety of questions gamers had in regards to the recreation’s transfer from Battle.web to Steam, the sport coming to Stadia, and the brand new cross-save characteristic, clarifying some key factors about what gamers can anticipate on September 17 when these options hit alongside the newly-announced Shadowkeep growth.
For a lot of, a very powerful query answered is how the brand new Stadia model of the sport will (or on this case, will not) work with different platforms. Bungie has confirmed the Stadia model of the sport can have its personal playerbase and won’t share gamers with the PC. To be clear, the Stadia model will nonetheless help cross-save, which implies gamers will nonetheless have the ability to log into the Stadia model with their now-universal Future 2 account and earn extra gear and energy for his or her character. However although many anticipated the Stadia and PC variations of the sport to have the identical playerbase, Stadia and PC gamers will not have the ability to play with one another.
One other vital factor to contemplate: expansions. The brand new free-to-play model of Future 2, New Gentle, will let gamers discover each present locale the sport has to supply, hop into all of the matchmade multiplayer playlists, and entry some of the common updates to the sport totally free. Nonetheless, the Forsaken marketing campaign, unique quests, and submit year-one raids must be bought. What’s extra, growth content material must bought individually for every model, which is a bummer for cross-players and raises at the least one query: When you get an unique quest, will you have the ability to full it on a platform on which you do not have the growth content material?
You will not have the ability to merge accounts on totally different platforms, both, so should you’ve performed the sport on a number of platforms, you will have to decide on one account to play on going ahead. Nonetheless, for these shifting from Battle.web to Steam, there’ll a one-time switch choice to take every part with you as you begin enjoying on Steam.
There are nonetheless extra inquiries to reply, and Bungie will proceed updating this new FAQ all through the subsequent few months. If in case you have questions on what is going on on this fall, try the total FAQ.