Destiny 2 Stadia players can only play with other Stadia players, Bungie has confirmed.
Stadia is its own ecosystem, just like current existing platforms, Bungie explained in a FAQ.
This sounds like bad news for prospective Stadia owners, who, when it comes to Destiny 2 at least, will be limited to a userbase that excludes the wider PC community.
Destiny 2 has become something of a leading light for Stadia, and Destiny 2: The Collection is free with the £8.99-a-month Stadia Pro subscription (you get three months of Stadia Pro free with the £119 Founder's Edition). The Collection includes the Shadowkeep and Forsaken expansions with Annual Passes, Curse of Osiris and Warmind.
In a follow-up tweet, Destiny general manager Mike Noseworthy said that while there's no policy or technological barrier preventing Bungie from including Stadia in cross-play with PC, this year the developer is focusing on cross-save for all platforms.
We?ve already mentioned that we?d love to bring cross play to Destiny 2. There?s no policy or technological barrier preventing us from including Stadia. We?d be looking to include every platform. This year though, we?re focused on delivering cross save to all platforms. https://t.co/uSVLsBZt0S— Mark Noseworthy (@knowsworthy) June 16, 2019
Cross-save means you'll be able to access the same character and its progression across multiple platforms, including PC, Stadia, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Stadia is due out November 2019.