Many were caught off guard when it was announced that Destiny 2 would be launched on Battle.net. Now we are starting to learn a little more into what led to that decision.
In an update posted on their website, Blizzard stated this would be the only third-party game to be hosted on Battle.net and have no plans on adding any more. The post states..
“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.”
When asked what made Destiny 2 so special the post stated..
“We loved Destiny and think Destiny 2 is going to be a great game. Blizzard has an established and successful global internet infrastructure we’ve used for years to support our own games. Creating a new network client for Destiny 2, which is bringing the franchise to PC for the first time, would needlessly extend the development period for the game. We want to get our hands on Destiny 2 as soon as possible like everybody else, so we offered to share our PC platform with our sister companies for this release.”