Destiny 2: Bungie Reveal Trailer For New Expansion ‘Shadowkeep’ Plus Many More Details

The trailer link above is for the next expansion to Destiny 2, which will be titled Shadowkeep, the new expansion will release on September 17th this year and kick start the third year of Destiny 2. It is highly likely that Destiny 3 will be released in September of 2020 to mark the end of Destiny 2‘s run. As a regular Destiny 2 gamer I have written about the game several times for LRM, though mostly during the bleak period just after the game launched in September 2017 when it was like an empty shell compared to the content that had been in the first Destiny game.

Things drastically improved for Destiny 2 after the big Forsaken expansion launched year two last September and this latest announcement is the (expected) large expansion to kick start year three. However, this reveal isn’t all Bungie spoke about yesterday and I watched an extended Twitch broadcast with a popular Destiny streamer Datto interviewing various members of the Bungie team about what is coming next for the game. You can catch the majority of this information in the video link at the bottom of this article which will take you to a ViDoc from Bungie themselves. However, let me break down the essentials for you.

Bungie was previously partnered with video game giants Activision until very recently when it was announced the Bungie were severing these ties and going solo. May fans blamed Activision meddling for many of the game’s problems and so this was seen as a positive move for fans of the game. So what will change now Bungie is no longer “a slave” to Activision?

For a start, Bungie announced that cross-save will now be a thing between platforms. Maybe you play the game on Xbox, but your friends are on PS4, or PC, no problem, if you own that machine, you will be able to transfer all your progress so that you can join in with friends elsewhere. Bungie even strongly hinted that they were prevented from doing this by Activision due to the exclusivity deal they signed with Sony for extra PS4 content, and this has been something fans have been wanting for years now. Bungie has also revealed that Destiny 2 will be available from the launch of Google Stadia, this is a game streaming service which negates the requirement for having the hardware at home, and it’s expected to release later this year to consumers.

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Bungie has also announced that they are making the Destiny 2 base game along with the first year’s two expansions Curse of Osiris and Warmind available as free to play. Gamers would be able to download and play the first year of Destiny 2 on any of the available platforms without any cost, though if they wanted to access year two or three content from Forsaken onwards, then a cost would be applied. This is all part of a new business strategy to increase the player base of Destiny 2 overall, though personally, I found that year one content to be severely lacking compared to the year two content I am playing right now.

There were some other little details which you can catch if you check out the ViDoc above, however, I have tried to detail the most important points from yesterday’s revelations.

Any Destiny fans out there, if so what reaction do you have to yesterday’s big news dump on the future of Destiny 2? Share any thoughts or ideas you have in the usual spot below.

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