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.