(This article has been updated since publication; updates are at the end, and the original is as follows.)
In what at least appears to be an unintentional goof, Engadget, where most of our Old Massively work is still entombed, posted an article this morning announcing that Destiny 2 will go free-to-play on September 17th in conjunction with its Shadowkeep expansion. The article is gone now, but snaps preserved on Reddit suggest that the game will be renamed Destiny 2: New Light and will include all of the game’s year-one content, like “foundational modes, activities, and rewards.”
Of course, given just how many well-timed leaks have been rolling through this week, we wouldn’t fault you for wondering whether it’s all been planned just a little too conveniently. For example, we previously learned that the game will come to Google’s new Stadia platform and that cross-saving will be possible. And of course, the Shadowkeep datamining and leaks have already made clear the expansion itself will return us to the moon and include both a raid and a dungeon.
The full reveal is expected today at 1 p.m. EDT.
— Bungie (@Bungie) May 30, 2019
According to Kotaku, the PS4 cross-save decision was particularly precarious, as Bungie and Sony came to an agreement only yesterday.
Reserve your Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Collector’s Edition today. Quantities are limited!
— Bungie Store (@BungieStore) June 6, 2019