Last week Bungie revealed that their massively popular science-fiction FPS series Destiny would be implementing cross-save capabilities between Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, as well as the soon to be released Google Stadia in-browser game console.
When it was revealed that Stadia was a major player in Destiny's future, many believed that cross saves were the furthest Bungie was going to go in regards to inter-platform gameplay. There were initial hopes that cross play was coming in the future, but it appeared dead in the water.
Now, Bungie general manager Mark Noseworthy has re-ignited the flame. After speculation on social media at the cross-platform gameplay was "dead in the water," the company's voice disagreed and revealed some juicy information.
"Crossplay is absolutely something we're interested in doing some day, but we have a lot on our play to chew through first," Noseworthy said.
"We're focused on cross-save this year. It is important to note, however, that Stadia as a platform doesn't make implementing crossplay any harder."
It's incredible news for Guardians that are separated from their friends and online buddies by the platform barrier that arose from the console wars of yesteryear. As more and more titles move towards crossplay capabilities, like Epic Games' battle arena title Fortnite, and Psyonix's sports-car title Rocket League, it's clear that's what gamers want - the freedom to play whomever they desire, whenever they want, and maybe even wherever they want.
Regardless, it looks like crossplay is directly in Bungie's crosshairs. If not now, then in the near future. And that can only be a positive for the title as it goes from strength to strength in the post-Activision partnership world.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is set for release on Tuesday, September 17.