In an announcement from Michael Morhaime from Blizzard during Destiny 2’s reveal, we found out that Destiny 2 will be released through Blizzard’s Battle.net as opposed to Steam.
With the Destiny 2 Stream happening today, Bungie informed the community of what players can expect from Destiny 2. In a pre-recorded announcement from Michael Morhaime, CEO of Blizzard, that Blizzard and Bungie will be teaming up to bring you Destiny on Battle.net. Bungie, however, will still be in charge of the servers. This will be the first third-party title available through Blizzard’s online service, though, the PC version will be sold in retail stores as well.
“As you know first hand, there’s an awesome passionate community around the world who love this game. With Destiny 2 coming to PC, we thought it would be a great opportunity to bring the Destiny community, and the Blizzard community together. So, I am excited to announce that Destiny 2 will be available on PC, exclusively through Battle.net, Blizzard’s online gaming service. Players will be able to buy and download games, explore content and interact with each other. “
It’s not too surprising, given the fact that Activision Blizzard owns Blizzard Entertainment and have signed an exclusive publishing deal with Bungie. While it is unclear at the moment, could this be a sign that Activision looking to create an online platform in the same vein as Ubisoft’s Uplay or EA’s Origin services? Other questions have arisen within the Battle.net community as well. Does this mean that Guardians could be coming to the Nexus for HotS?
What do you think about Bungie releasing Destiny 2 exclusively through Battle.net? Do you think that this could become the new norm to add third party titles to Battle.net? Do you think it’s a possibility that we could see a Guardian in the Nexus? Let us know in the comments, or talk to us on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord!