In a recent announcement, Bungie revealed that Destiny 2 will soon go free to play in an attempt to attract more players.
In the official blog post, the company said that there isn’t any plan for Destiny 3 at the moment. As a result, the company will focus more on improving gameplay of current games in the near future. While there won’t be Destiny 3 anytime soon, the company announced Destiny 2: New Light. The game contains all of the year 1 contents released with the game along with the expansions. While new players will be able to access the map areas which were available with Forsaken, they will be required to purchase the expansion to play the campaign associated with the maps.
Apart from this, the company also announced a new expansion named Shadowkeep where we will see the Guardians returning to the moon. Moreover, the expansion will be standalone which means gamers won’t be required to purchase previous games or expansions of the series.
This latest news shouldn’t come off as a surprise as gamers right now have a large number of free to play titles. Earlier yesterday, Google announced stadia which is likely to become extremely popular among gamers in the coming months following release. Destiny 2 will be part of the offerings at the time of Stadia’s release and Bungie revealed the free version of Destiny 2 will become available long before that. Both Destiny 2: New Light and Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will be available on September 17 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.