Google made the gaming community “shooketh” when they first revealed their streaming service Stadia and though they shared a lot of information about the upcoming program, there are still a lot of grey areas as to what that means for certain gaming communities. With Destiny 2 undertaking a major overhaul this September, many are jumping back into the Bungie game with full-force, prompting some to wonder what the future looks like with Stadia. That also includes player pools and how they interconnect.
When Bungie revealed that Cross-Saves would be coming to Destiny 2, fans of the MMO were excited to see that this could potentially lead to Cross-Play. Though that’s not the case at this moment, General Manager Mark Noseworthy took to Twitter to reiterate their goals vs. what’s actually happening in the immediate future following a recent article by PC Gamer:
We’ve already mentioned that we’d love to bring cross play to Destiny 2. There’s no policy or technological barrier preventing us from including Stadia. We’d be looking to include every platform. This year though, we’re focused on delivering cross save to all platforms. https://t.co/uSVLsBZt0S
— Mark Noseworthy (@knowsworthy) June 16, 2019
Though some may be upset that Cross-Play isn’t in the near future, the inclusion of Cross-Saves is huge and seems to be a growing trend in gaming. With so many games offering platform-specific loot and other incentives, being able to carry progress over no matter the platform will be a huge help. For now, we have to be content with just that for Destiny 2, though it looks like Bungie is definitely open to Cross-Play in the future.