Report: Bungie Wants the Destiny Save Transfer to Other Platforms Feature, But It Got Blocked by Sony

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Here’s something interesting to talk about today: for Destiny players, it’s understandable that being able to transfer your game character from one platform to another is a welcome feature. I mean, not only would that mean all the character rank and progress you’ve worked hard for can be accessed by you regardless of what platform you’re playing on, but that would make looting for weapons and materials so much easier, too.

While Bungie hasn’t allowed a Destiny save transfer feature to be implemented in the Destiny franchise, it seems it’s not because the studio doesn’t want to, but rather they were blocked from implementing it by Sony. This was revealed today by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, who’s very reliable when it comes to gaming insider news and gossip, in a new podcast.

According to Schreier:

I heard that Bungie wanted to do character transfers for PS4, PC,(remember we talked about that a bunch before Forsaken last year) but Sony wouldn’t allow it. Sony was like, “we want people to associate Destiny with PS4,”

You can listen to the podcast to hear it yourself, it’s around the 57:00 mark. Don’t forget, folks, this is still not a 100 percent guarantee that this is the case, though of course it has a lot more weight behind it given Schreier’s reputation.

We’ve reached out to Sony for a statement and will update the post if we get a response.

Given how Bungie has now split up with Activision, could this Destiny save transfer feature finally be implemented in Destiny 3 assuming Bungie isn’t tied up to continue Sony’s exclusivity deal with Activision?

Speaking of Destiny and Sony, check out this new story regarding an exclusive PlayStation weapon that was accidentally made available to other platforms, and what Bungie is doing to “fix” it.

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