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Google Stadia will reportedly include Destiny 2 and support cross-platform saves
Ahead of Google’s Stadia Connect livestream event on Thursday, a new report claims one of the games on the upcoming Stadia streaming service will be none other than Destiny 2. If the story is accurate, it will be a major game for Google to snap up for Stadia.
Kotaku reports Bungie’s sci-fi shooter sequel will be one of the games announced on Thursday at Noon ET time (9 a.m. PT) during Google’s event. Bungie will hold its own livestream event one hour later, at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). Not only will it reportedly repeat the Stadia news, but will also confirm that Destiny 2 will soon support cross-platform saves between the Xbox One, PC, and Stadia versions. That means you can play a Destiny 2 game on your Xbox One console, then switch over to the PC version and continue where you saved, or switch to Stadia on Chrome. The article adds that cross-save support for the PlayStation 4 version of Destiny 2 has not been revealed.
What is Destiny 2?
Destiny 2 is an online-only sci-fi shooter from developer Bungie, which is best known for creating the hit Halo franchise. The first Destiny game was released in 2014, with Destiny 2 launched for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2017. The game takes place several hundred years in the future, where Earth’s civilization has collapsed. Players take on the roles of Guardians who have to protect Earth’s last populated city from alien attacks. The game itself blends first-person shooting gameplay with some RPG elements in an online shared world.
While Destiny 2 was generally well received in reviews, sales of the game were reportedly not as high as expected for the game’s publisher, Activision. In early 2019, Bungie announced it had bought back the publishing rights to the Destiny games from Activision.
Tomorrow’s livestream from Bungie is also expected to reveal a new expansion pack for Destiny 2.
More games for Stadia
In addition to Destiny 2, Kotaku reports a few more major games will be revealed as part of the Stadia launch during Google’s livestream. Only one other game was mentioned in the article: Ubisoft’s upcoming military open world shooter, Ghost Recon Breakpoint. We also expect to see Bethesda Softworks and id Software’s upcoming FPS Doom Eternal as a Stadia launch game, as it was part of the initial Stadia announcement back in March during the 2019 Games Developer Conference.
We also expect to hear about pricing options, a possible launch date (or at least a launch time frame) and availability for Google Stadia as part of the Stadia Connect conference.