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). Bungie's separation from long-term publishing partner Activision, Schreier intimated that while Bungie had been unable to make character transfer a reality, it's exclusivity partnership with Sony prevented the developer from pressing ahead.
"I wanted to do that for PS4, PC – before Forsaken came out – but Sony wouldn't allow it," Schreier said. "Sony just like, we want people to associate with Destiny with PS4, if that means screwing over other players.
" It sucks and hopefully ends it. "
It's not the first time Sony has been singled out for a couple of years ago it was Rocket League and Minecraft highlighting the issue, and Sony wouldn't budge, although Sony boss Shawn Layden told Eurogamer last year that the company was looking at a lot of the possibilities "Just a month later, a cross-play beta finally came to Fortnite players on PlayStation 4.
It's natural to speculate that Bungie might revisit these plans now the studio has prematurely terminated its partnership with Activision, but Sony's agreement with Sony has just been put in place. and Xbox One owners want it locked within their inventories until its exclusivity period expires in September 201