In a blog that details changes coming to Destiny and looks ahead to Destiny 2, Bungie revealed that certain content that has remained exclusive to PlayStation 3 and 4 will arrive on Xbox 360 and Xbox One this October.
Sundry activities and in-game items were part of a timed exclusivity agreement between Destiny publisher Activision and Sony. That agreement is winding down, but won’t expire until after Destiny 2’s console release in September. “Exclusive content from The Taken King will migrate to all four launch platforms, including legacy consoles—including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360,” wrote Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague. “Exclusive content from Rise of Iron will only migrate to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We’ll follow up with a more exact date before it arrives.”
Dague went on to explain that while servers for Destiny will remain online even after Destiny 2’s launch, some parts of the game will go dark. The game’s final Iron Banner even will take place on August 1. On August 11, Destiny players will get the opportunity to go through one last Trials of Osiris.
Destiny 2 is slated to release on Xbox One and PS4 on September 8. The sequel will be available on PC as well, although not until October 24. For more on Bungie’s plans for Destiny 2, check out our E3 video interview with “Deej” below. Also at E3, I played Destiny 2 for the first time, on PC, which also happened to be my first time playing any Destiny game. I shared my impressions of the demo, which unfolded across one of the game’s campaign missions.