Unlike the first game, Destiny 2 will launch for PC along with consoles. However, Activision has confirmed that Destiny 2 PC will only be available through Battle.net but recently, following Destiny’s micro transaction currency emerged on Steam and it was speculated that Destiny 2 might come to Steam, however, Bungie has clarified that it is not.
Bungie’s community manager David “Deej” Dague confirmed through a Twitter post that Destiny 2 is not coming to Steam. According to Deej, the listing on Steam was a mistake and Valve will process refunds and apologized for the “confusion”.
Deej added that the sequel is not coming to Steam as the studio has no plans to release the game for PC on any other platform saying “We’re with Blizzard. No plans to release the game on PC anywhere else. Pass it on.”
However, Destiny 2 might not be the only Activision title whose PC version will only be available through Battle.net. According to Activision, they can also bring Call of Duty to Battle.net and pulling the game out of Steam will not matter.
Our focus in terms of supporting non-Blizzard games is solely around Destiny 2. Aside from potentially evaluating needs or opportunities for future Activision games, we don’t have any short- or long-term plans to support third-party games with Battle.net. It’s important to us to maintain our quality standards for any experience or service we’re putting in front of our players, which represents a big investment of time and effort on our part, so this is not something we’re jumping into lightly.
Also, the PC version of the upcoming Destiny sequel will block some of the third-party apps for in game capture and voice chat.
Destiny 2 is a first-person action shooter in development at Bungie and is scheduled to launch this fall for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.