Bungie’s plans to enable the cross-platform transfer of Destiny characters were stopped by Sony, according to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier.
Schreier made the claim in a recent episode of the Splitscreen podcast (skip to around 57 mins if you want to get straight to this topic – thanks, ResetEra). In a discussion about how Destiny 2 will fare following Bungie’s separation from long-term publishing partner Activision, Schreier intimated that while Bungie had been keen to make character transfer a reality, it’s exclusivity partnership with Sony prevented the developer from pressing ahead.
“I heard that Bungie wanted to do character transfers for PS4, PC – before Forsaken came out – but Sony wouldn’t allow it,” Schreier said. “Sony is just like, we want people to associate Destiny with PS4, even if that means screwing over other players.