Following its announcement of acquisition via PlayStation Studios, Bungie has affirmed that future games in their pipeline will not be PlayStation exclusives, as mentioned by an FAQ. This should help assuage those who are wondering if the ongoing Destiny 2 and future Bungie games will not be playable on Xbox or PC anymore, as the studio itself mentions that they have retained full creative independence even after the buyout.
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Addressed in a separate FAQ post from Bungie’s official announcement, here is the section which states that future Bungie games will not be PlayStation exclusives:
Q: Bungie has future games in development, will they now become PlayStation exclusives?
No. We want the worlds we are creating to extend to anywhere people play games. We will continue to be self-published, creatively independent, and we will continue to drive one, unified Bungie community.
Check out the rest of the FAQ below:
As a Destiny 2 player, does Bungie becoming part of PlayStation have any immediate impact on how I play and experience Destiny 2?
No. Our commitment to Destiny 2 as a multi-platform game with full Cross Play remains unchanged.
We want you to play The Witch Queen on February 22, 2022, on the platform of YOUR choice.
Will the Destiny 2 experience on non-PlayStation platforms be impacted by Bungie becoming part of PlayStation?
No. We want to maintain the same great experience you already have on your platform of choice.
Will any announced seasons, events, packs, or expansions be changed or impacted by Bungie becoming part of PlayStation?
No. Bungie retains full creative independence for our games and our community. Our plans for the Light and Dark Saga are unchanged, all the way through The Final Shape in 2024.
Will Destiny 2: The Witch Queen include any platform exclusives?
No. The Witch Queen will not contain any platform exclusives. Every player should have an amazing Destiny experience, no matter where you choose to play
Will cross platform features, like Cross Save, Cross Play, the Destiny 2 Companion App, or third-party apps like Destiny Item Manager (DIM) be changed or removed?
No. Bungie’s commitment to cross-platform play and social features remains unchanged. We believe games are best shared with friends, wherever they choose to play, and will continue to invest in new features and platforms.
I play Destiny on Steam, Xbox, or Stadia – will my platform still be supported?
There you have it. Unlike Xbox and Phil Spencer being rather creative with their words with regards to the future of the Call of Duty franchise on PlayStation, Bungie has put out an official statement on their stance on the future of their titles on other platforms. Only time will tell if this will change in the future, as $3.6 billion, even compared to the Microsoft-Activision buyout, is no mere potatoes.