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Sony Kept Destiny 2 From Having PS4-To-PC Character Transfers

Destiny 2 PC players who previously played on PS4 now have a whole new reason to be mad. According to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, they're not just missing out on exclusive content — they actually could've moved their PlayStation 4 characters over to PC, had Sony not stood in the way.


Schreier brought up this bit of news on Kotaku's SplitScreen podcast while talking about a glitch that surfaced last week in Destiny 2, which gave PC and Xbox One players access to a PlayStation-exclusive exotic weapon.

"I heard that Bungie wanted to do character transfers for PS4/PC," Schreier said. "But Sony wouldn't allow it. Sony is just like, 'We want people to associate Destiny with PS4.' Even if that means screwing over other players. It sucks and hopefully Bungie ends it."

You can understand why this would infuriate those who made the leap from PS4 to PC. Many Destiny 2 players poured hundreds of hours into their characters before jumping over to PC for the better frame rates and keyboard/mouse support. When they did so, they essentially had to start from scratch, playing through the game's campaign once more and trying once again to accumulate all of the weapons and armor they'd collected on console.


It's unclear whether the transfer would've worked one-way or would've been something akin to cross-progression between the two platforms, though the latter is something the Destiny community has been asking for ever since the first game released.

Will we ever see this feature come to Destiny 2, or perhaps, Destiny 3? There's a glimmer of hope. Bungie's separation from Activision will presumably undo the deal Sony has with the franchise, which means we could see more parity across platforms once the split is finalized. But we don't have a sense of when that might happen, or if Activision still holds the keys to Destiny until Bungie puts out a brand new game.

We'll find out for sure sometime in the next year or two.