Bungie Confirms Destiny Not Going Free-To-Play

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor August 24, 2016
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A few days ago, rumors began circulating that Bungie's massive shooter Destiny might be looking to make a free-to-play move in the near future. The talk centered around the game being listed as "Free" on the Sony and Microsoft stores and the possibility that a new expansion coming soon could be reason enough to try and get as many people as possible into the base game.

Chalk all that up to a miscommunication. Bungie has confirmed that the game's "Free" status on its purchase pages simply represents a free trial of the game:

"While players may download the Destiny base game, they will only be granted access to the Destiny Trial Mode for free. If players wish to progress through the original Destiny adventure via digital download, they will be required to purchase Destiny - The Collection to gain access to this content."

Still, it didn't seem like a half bad idea. Destiny was hyped for years and, apart from a few booms timed around major releases, seems not to be widely played. It wouldn't surprise me to still see a free-to-play Destiny down the road someday, but it won't be any time soon.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (13)

Qrro 5 years ago
why play destany when you got Warframe? just watch angry Joes review 2016 from the remake of warframe. 100% f2p game that is insanly good with 2000hr and more game play! yeah it game that bit grindy but its free. sure u can pay to take sortcut to get ur stuff faster. but that dont give u an advantage. more then u save some time. for thos that dont know what warfram is cheak it out!. it has been updated allot past months with so much new conetent all free!... the devs is making realy strong development on that game atm.. and much more content is on its way!

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OMGFrogz 5 years ago
Honestly. they should do what Guild Wars 2 did, and offer the entire base game for free and offer expansions to those who want it.

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Firelordzx5 5 years ago
Ok, keep their dying game like that anyway.

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