Sony reportedly wouldn't allow Destiny 2 character transfers between platforms

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According to Jason Schreier during the latest Kotaku Splitscreen podcast (opens in new tab) (thanks, VG24/7 (opens in new tab)), Bungie wanted to enable character transfers between platforms but Sony wouldn't allow it, citing that it "wants people to associate Destiny with PS4."

We're all aware of Destiny 2's timed PS4-exclusive content—though that didn't stop some folks playing on PC getting their hands on the Wavesplitter (opens in new tab). Still, console players that would have otherwise been able to transfer a character to PC to join and play with friends, are unable to do so.

Sony has really dug in its heels with publishers and developers that request cross-play;  Fallout 76 (opens in new tab) and Wargroove (opens in new tab) are just two of the games that were denied. However, Sony recently caved in with Fortnite (opens in new tab) so maybe we'll see more PS4 games opening up cross-play in the future, though it seems unlikely there will be a rush.

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.