Destiny 2 players can now try cross-play multiplayer until May 27

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Destiny 2 is finally getting cross-play support later this year, and developer Bungie is currently testing it across Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia. The cross play beta test will end tomorrow on May 27, with Bungie hoping to make cross play generally available with Destiny 2’s upcoming Season 15.

"From May 25 through May 27, a unique Vanguard Strikes Cross Play Beta playlist will be available to all players in Destiny 2. You’ll be matchmade with Guardians playing on PlayStation, Xbox, Steam and Stadia. As you fight through the enemy waves of Darkness, our teams will be scouring data and preforming a multitude of actions to test the integrity of our upcoming Cross Play system,” the developer explained.

Crossplay in Destiny 2 was actually enabled by mistake for a couple of days earlier this month, but the current Cross Play beta test is restricted to the aforementioned matchmade activity. To sweeten the pot, Bungie announced that all players who complete three strikes in the Vanguard Strikes Cross Play Beta playlist will be rewarded with a unique “Stars Crossed” emblem.

Destiny 2 remains of the most popular live service games since its launch back in Fall 2017, and the game’s popularity definitely increased since the launch of a free-to-play version in October 2019. Xbox Game Pass for Console subscribers can currently enjoy all of Destiny 2’s DLCs for free, and the game is also available on Xbox Cloud Gaming for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

It's nice to see old games add cross-play support a couple of years after launch, but more and more AAA games now launch with cross-play and cross-progression support on day one. This will be the case for Halo Infinite, which is expected to be released on PC and Xbox consoles in Fall 2021.

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