Following the confirmation last week that Destiny 2 will be releasing for PC later this year, rumors have surfaced that it will be made available on Steam.
According to Gadgets 360, sources in the supply chain have confirmed that Activision will be releasing the highly anticipated sequel through Valve’s popular digital distribution platform. That being said, there is no word on whether the publisher will make the game available through its own client as well.
While we are still awaiting for official channels to give the green light on the rumor, the source in this case is fairly confident in its report.
The PC platform already has an abundance of different digital distribution platforms. Besides Steam, there is Origin from Electronic Arts, Uplay from Ubisoft, and the recently re-branded Blizzard App from Blizzard. Bethesda Softworks also has a Bethesda.net Launcher, though it is in its early beta stages. Then there is GOG among others.
Consumers prefer to have their library of games on a single or few platforms as possible. No one likes to juggle so many different libraries. If the rumor is legitimate and Destiny 2 really releases on Steam, then it is a commendable move from Activision.
Destiny 2 was officially announced last week and will hit shelves on September 8 later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This will be the first time that the franchise hits Windows, with the first game being exclusive to consoles.
Activision has gone on record to admit that the development team was unable to keep up with the demand of content for the first game. The issue ultimately led to severe flak from the community, many of whom were not pleased to be running about the game with nothing to do.
Destiny 2 promises to improve on the original game, with more features and content that should have been there to begin with.