Activision has revealed that Destiny 2's PC version will be distributed via Battle.net – an in-house PC gaming service often reserved games from Blizzard Entertainment. Announced as a part of the Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere event, the game will be sold exclusively via the service while leveraging its existing social features.

Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, announced the partnership on stage, alongside Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg. Morhaime outlined the potential to bring two existing player bases into a single location through the deal, while keeping the game within their own service. In a broader post on Blizzard's official site, the publisher clarified the decision behind bringing Destiny 2 to Battle.net.

Blizzard has an established and successful global internet infrastructure we've used for years to support our own games. Creating a new network client for Destiny 2, which is bringing the franchise to PC for the first time, would needlessly extend the development period for the game. We want to get our hands on Destiny 2 as soon as possible like everybody else, so we offered to share our PC platform with our sister companies for this release.

As an exclusive to Battle.net, Destiny 2 won't be sold via other popular game distribution services like Steam. However, as a majority of Activision's other franchises continue to release on the platform, it will be interesting to see if other titles make the shift to Battle.net going forward.

Destiny 2 will now join an extensive catalog of games offered by Blizzard Entertainment on the platform, including Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm. Existing cross-game social features utilized by Blizzard's other titles will also see integration into Destiny 2's PC version.

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