Destiny 2 Cross-Play Between PC And Stadia Won't Be Available At Launch

Cross-save across all platforms is still a-go, while cross-play is still in the works.
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Stadia and PC are two separate playerbases, according to Bungie.
Stadia and PC are two separate playerbases, according to Bungie. Bungie

The recent Stadia Connect presentation event has left a lot of people very excited for the upcoming game streaming service provided by Google. It was also accompanied by the big news that one of the launch games on the Stadia service is Destiny 2 and its various other expansions. Even better, Destiny 2 is also going free-to-play in September.

One of the bigger selling points for Destiny 2 moving forward are cross-saves, which comes with the Shadowkeep expansion on September 17. With this feature, you can continue your progression on any PC, console, and the Stadia, making your Destiny 2 account a universal one. However, there is still the issue of cross-play, which Bungie has reiterated their stance on from Destiny 2 general manager Mark Noseworthy. Check out his tweet below.

This tweet was prompted by a recent FAQ that Bungie posted on its newsfeed, clarifying that Destiny 2 on Stadia will not have crossplay with PC. Of course, you can log out of your account by September 17 and move into any platform at will, but you will only be able to play with players on those existing platforms.

While this is a somewhat understandable issue if we’re strictly talking consoles and the PC, the Stadia itself is nothing more than a gigantic server – a PC – streaming the game to your device of choice. It’s a bit weird to consider it an entirely different beast from PC altogether. However, since this is the first time a mass-produced game streaming platform will be available, it does make a bit of sense as well for crossplay to not be immediately available.

Google has announced during their Stadia Connect presentation that it will be releasing a Founder’s Edition of the service, which includes Destiny 2 and its many expansions, including the latest Shadowkeep. The service is priced at $9.99 per month, but some games require additional purchases, a move that has been questioned by many. The Stadia does include many games in the monthly subscription fee as well, so to check out a full list, see our recap of the Google Stadia presentation here.

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