Bungie may be embroiled in a heated debate concerning the price structure within upcoming Destiny expansion The Taken King, but the developer recently took time to talk to Eurogamer about the shared-world shooter’s PS4 content, and how it’s set to be remixed ahead of its arrival on Xbox platforms later this year.
Specifically, Creative Director Luke Smith confirmed that the likes of the Dust Palace and The Undying Mind strike missions, exotic weapons in the form of Hawkmoon and The Fourth Horsemen along with PvP maps Exodus Blue and The Timekeepe will be available on Xbox systems for the first time. Not only that, but Smith hinted that the transition to platform to platform will benefit all Destiny players, with PlayStation owners who have perhaps completed the missions already being able to jump into a remixed – and indeed more difficult – version.
“The previously Sony-exclusive strikes will be available this autumn on Xbox,” Smith said. “But we’re not just re-issuing them. We’re [also] refreshing them completely with the Taken. We want you to experience The Undying Mind completely as it was with the Vex, and also in a Taken-ified version. We wanted to make it feel like more than last year’s model.”
The Taken that Smith alludes to in his response will act as the primary enemies in Destiny’s September expansion. Led by the villainous Oryx – father to the fallen Crota and all-round menace – the minions have been warped by their titanic leader, and it’s understood the introduction of the baddies will open up new gameplay mechanics.
Destiny‘s The Taken King expansion is due for release on September 15, and Xbox players can expect the previously-Sony-exclusive missions to arrive on Microsoft’s systems in and around the same window.