Sony Would Not Allow Character Transfers From Other Systems in Destiny 2
In a recent report tied to Destiny 2, PlayStation players should not expect a character transfer option from any competing systems.
According to the most recent episode of the Kotaku Splitscreen podcast, journalist Jason Schreier stated that Bungie wanted to transfer characters for Destiny 2 between systems, but Sony would not allow it. During the podcast, Schreier explained that “I heard that Bungie wanted to do character transfers for PS4 & PC, but Sony wouldn’t allow it,” and that Sony wanted players to associate the Destiny series with PS4, even if that meant it was to their detriment.
This news eventually hit the official Destiny subreddit, with fans being more than unhappy about it:
Sony has been notorious throughout this console generation for not cooperating with other companies like Microsoft and Nintendo, mainly when it comes to crossplay and other cross-platform features, but it does make sense from a business standpoint. This model, however, has frustrated gamers; knowing that they are by far the strongest console this generation, why would Sony allow non-PlayStation players to play with PS4 owners instead of making them purchase their console instead? It makes sense, but it has been seen by many as an anti-consumer practice.
When originally asked about the refusal to have cross-play on the system, Sony chief executive Kenichiro Yoshida said: “On cross-platform, our way of thinking is that PlayStation is the best place to play.” It wasn’t until gamers shouted loudly enough that Sony decided to enable cross-play last year with Fortnite. With there being so few games that could implement a character transfer system, it probably would not be something that Sony would realistically allow, especially with the end of this console generation (seemingly) in sight.