Destiny 2’s PS4 exclusives won’t arrive on Xbone and PC until 2018

If the fact that Destiny 2’s PC edition is being held back seven weeks following the release of the console versions sticks in your craw, then you probably don’t want to read the rest of this post.

In its attempt to give PC players a paper cut and pour lemon juice in it, Bungie confirmed on Twitter that several PlayStation 4 exclusives won’t hit computers (or Xbox One) until 2018. These exclusives include the Lake of Shadows strike, Terra Concord Titan armor, Tesseract Trace IV Warlock armor, Icarus Drifter Hunter armor, the City Apex ship, the Borealis rifle, and the Retribution PvP map.

PC and Xbone players can see what they’ll be missing out on this year after the break.

Source: Twitter via RPS
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Valen Sinclair
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Valen Sinclair

That’s okay, I’ll stick with Anthem.

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Tamanous

So people call it XBONE … *cringe*. This means the new version is XBONEX?

Some Korean gamer is going to be really pissed Microsoft stole his name.

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koolthulu

I was actually looking forward to this game, but the more details come out about the PC version the more “meh” I’m getting on it. Guess I’ll give it until 2018 to see if it is worth a buy.

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Jack Pipsam

Same thing Xbox players had to deal with the first Destiny.

Sony paying hard $$$, remember while the PS4 is a massive success (60+ million units), Sony as a corporation is in dire straights. They’re desperate because PlayStation is their only profitable brand right now.

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ordegar

Does the PS4 version work with keyboard/mouse? If not, then I’ll be sticking with my PC exclusive feature tyvm.

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A Dad Supreme

It’s official.

X-Boned.

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Yangers

I love how you keep referring to it as xbone in the title.

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kgptzac

I think this game, like all online games on PC, will fumble on the PC upon launch, and will be a shit hit the fan moment because of this statement from the devs.

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Tiresias

Exclusives are terrible, and companies should stop taking money in return for them. I know that’s a BIG ASK, but they burn an awful lot of goodwill when they do so. They may as well put out a statement that literally says “We care more about making money than HOW we make that money.”

That’s a bad image to project when you are building games that are meant to be enjoyed by a large cross-section of the populace.

There is this logically fallacy that exclusive content dramatically alters the buying decisions of potential players, but I’ve seen no market research to back that up. Anecdotally, I’m playing the game on the PC because I prefer the input scheme, and I would be a lot of PC players will feel the same way. I even own a PS 4 Pro, and there is no amount of exclusive content that will change my mind about that decision.

There IS an amount of exclusive content that will just convince me to not buy the game until the content is available (and likely cheaper) or not buy the game at all. Right now, Bungie is riding on that line with a strike being unavailable. Cosmetic-only exclusives are annoying but tolerable; locking out gameplay content is INFURIATING.

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Sally Bowls

I am not a consoler. so was surprised when the Microsoft head responded to a question with something like meh, the core market owns both consoles. So for a lot of people, these deals are more about which platform to buy on rather than whether to buy.

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Jack Pipsam

Xbox is just a part of Microsoft. Without it Microsoft would largely be the same and not be hurt too much.

PlayStation is everything to Sony right now.

Because of this Xbox has the advantage of being able to win people over slowly with stuff like backwards compatibility, cross-play and the like at no great pace. While Sony is paying hard cash because they cannot afford to lose PS4’s dominance.