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.
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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