“Rise of Iron,” the upcoming expansion pack for the award-winning shooter game “Destiny” will only be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems. After three expansions’ worth of new content that had been available throughout every platform including the aged PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 game developer Bungie now has, as it seems, different plans for each platform as the game moves forward.
In their newest weekly update, Bungie shared details, albeit a bit vague, about their choice to exclude previous generation console players from getting the new expansion pack.
“Our goal is always to bring every player from this awesome community along for the ride as we continue the story of ‘Destiny.’ At the same time, we will also continue to support players who elect not to upgrade their console hardware.”
This means that players who have been playing “Destiny” on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 will be able to continue playing, but starting this fall, their progression in the game will be much different compared to the current generation of consoles. The two will be on separate paths from here on out.
While Bungie did not elaborate on these two separate paths, it would seem that while the previous generation console players would still be able to play “Destiny” and get support from Bungie, only the current generation of consoles would be able to enjoy new content and new chapters in the game.
“Up to this point, player progression between current and legacy consoles in the same family has been shared by each account. This summer, that experience will fork into two parallel experiences that will no longer share progression.”
The “Destiny: Rise of Iron” expansion pack will be released on Sept. 20 and will be available to purchase for $30. Bungie has promised to share more details about the new expansion pack during the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016, happening from June 14 to 16.