Bungie confirmed all rumors surrounding Destiny 2 today during its livestream, and also revealed what to expect from Destiny 2: Shadowkeep.
Bungie also announced for the first time that there will be a free-to-play version of Destiny 2, officially called Destiny 2: New Light, coming this fall to bring in new players to the Destiny world.
The worst kept secret in the Destiny 2 universe was that Shadowkeep was the next expansion thanks to a data miner's leak. The next major expansion for Bungie's MMORPG will be available to play on September 17, but you'll want to get in and bag your copy, complete with goodies, before it arrives.
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New nightmares have emerged from the shadows of our Moon.
As is typically the case, PS4 will be left out of the cross-play party, likely due to Sony's draconian stance on the feature. As to why it's decided on this particular story with Shadowkeep, the Moon is a fan-favourite at Bungie, so it was an obvious choice to return there. Whereas the Destiny 1 expansions rounded out to be "Monster of the week" the hopes with Shadowkeeper is to create a more direct path so that the universe seems like it's growing and moving in a direction. Journey deep into a mysterious enemy citadel. New Light and Shadowkeep will release on September 17th, 2019.
Destiny 2 Game Director Luke Smith enthused about this new chapter, as cross-save and cross-platform technology along with the move to free-to-play will reach a lot more players in more platforms. The game will also feature cross-save between the service, PC and Xbox One. Players will pop back to Earth's gloomy neighbour to help out Eris Morn slay the source of her "haunting visions" before it knocks Earth into another dark age.
Bungie wants you to feel like you are in the endgame from the moment you step on a planet.