UPDATE: Bungie has confirmed that Destiny is not going free-to-play.

PlayStation Insider has noticed some unusual shenanigans related to Bungie’s AAA shooter RPG Destiny that could be an indication that the developer is prepping the game for a free-to-play move.

Destiny’s base versions are no longer for sale or download on the Sony or Microsoft stores, though the base game is listed as “Free.” With an expansion and DLCs already out in the wild, another expansion (Rise of Iron) on the way before the end of the year, and Destiny 2 slated for launch next year, free-to-play might be a good way to get more people into the IP and snag more sales of upcoming products.

It wouldn’t be unlike what ArenaNet did with Guild Wars 2, making the base game free-to-play just before the Heart of Thorns expansion came out. There’s a comparable amount of stuff to do in Destiny’s base game, making it a good choice for free-to-play and priming the pump for the next wave of expansions.

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  1. trionisshit on August 23, 2016

    Brainless greedy ideots lost this game , its to late, game should be f2p from begiining, its fucking dead right now, to survive they will going to scam people with fake free to play with locked content and pay to win stuff, guild wars 2 is dead because of scam !

  2. ASD on August 22, 2016

    I might check out destiny if it becomes free 2 play but if it don’t I still might check it out when I get time to check it out.

  3. Aaron on August 22, 2016

    I read online that bungie confirmed it was an error sadly :\

    • commanderhavoc on August 23, 2016

      Where did you read that?
      Do you have a link to where you read that?

  4. Violet on August 22, 2016

    I actually wouldn’t mins this change, allthough I can see how Many early adopters could get a bit annoyed by it. Personaly I haven’t actualy played the game, even though I own the base title, so I feel like I should at least give it a try. I remember being very excited for it before release.

  5. hovsep on August 22, 2016

    shouldn’t call it f2p its considered a free trail

    • Shanex on August 22, 2016

      It’s becoming DCUO but in a good way I suppose, The base game isn’t bad but to get higher lever stuff you need to buy the expansions.