Recently, those planning to pick up Destiny 2 on PS4 have been able to get a better look at the game’s PS4 exclusive content, including an exclusive Strike, sniper rifle, and ship. Unfortunately, this has led to some gamers aiming to pick up the title on PC or Xbox One looking on enviously, but developer Bungie has now clarified when this content will come to other platforms.
The confirmation comes directly from Destiny 2 director Luke Smith, who took to Twitter to confirm that “Destiny 2‘s PlayStation exclusive content will arrive on Xbox One and PC in 2018.” The developer had previously stated that the content would be console exclusive for PS4 until at least Fall 2018, so it’s good to get this reiterated once again now that the content itself has been revealed.
Although this statement might be a little bit less specific than the previous release date of the PS4 exclusive content for all remaining platforms, it looks as though the plan is still on for the content to arrive a year after it’s been exclusive for the PS4. Unfortunately, Smith has not advised as to whether the PC and Xbox One will be getting the content at the same time.
Destiny 2's PlayStation exclusive content will arrive on Xbox One and PC in 2018.
— Luke Smith (@thislukesmith) June 15, 2017
E3 2017 proved to be a good time to get a great look at the PS4 exclusive content, particularly when it came to Destiny 2‘s PS4 exclusive map. Named Retribution, this PvP Crucible map has recently been showcased by a large screenshot reveal.
The topic of platform exclusive content such as maps and items has become something of a large talking point over the course of E3 2017, however. Xbox head Phil Spencer talked at length about console exclusive content, stating that the trend in general is bad for the industry. Destiny 2, however, will certainly have a degree of platform exclusivity.
For now, however, Xbox One and PC users will have to wait and see as to when that PS4 exclusive content lands. No doubt Bungie will keep players updated as we process into 2018 for when it can be expected.
Destiny 2 will be released on September 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and launches October 24 on PC.