Destiny 2: Sony Reportedly Blocked Character Transfers


If you have ever questioned why you could not simply switch your character’s progress in Destiny 2 from console to PC when the latter model launched after the previous, it appears like you could have Sony guilty. 

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In the newest episode of the Kotaku Splitscreen podcast, Jason Schreier means that Sony enacted insurance policies which ensured that gamers wouldn’t be capable to switch Destiny 2 character knowledge from console to PC. Why? Well, plainly they needed folks to affiliate Destiny with the PS4 and felt that the power to switch characters between platforms would break that phantasm. 

While Schreiber would not elaborate on the place he realized this info, the concept that the PlayStation staff would push to stop character transfers make numerous sense. First off, Sony has at all times pushed Destiny more durable than different console producers. Along with securing timed unique content material for the collection, most of the early Destiny commercials and advertising and marketing supplies ended with a shot of the PlayStation brand.

More importantly, the concept of Sony attempting to stop concord between platforms is fairly on model for a corporation that refused to permit for cross-play till very lately. Sony has at all times had statements able to go that seemingly clarify why they do not help cross-platform content material, however most individuals (presumably rightly) assumed that it actually all got here all the way down to greed. 

What’s superb about all of that is that the PlayStation four has a number of the finest exclusives of this console technology. It’s odd that Sony would push so onerous to additional this concept that Destiny 2 is a PS4 sport when it is not solely true however when you think about that there are many precise PS4 exclusives that supply sufficient compelling causes to personal the console. 

We’ll see whether or not or not Bungie’s latest break up from Activision could have any impact on how a lot they battle towards such insurance policies. 

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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