title iconWhy Bungie's collaboration with Fortnite and Destiny 2 makes perfect sense

Along with trading some cosmetics with Fall Guys and Fortnite, Destiny 2 is working with the Epic Games Store. The community's response to this statement, which leaked ahead of Bungie's Destiny 2 preview on Tuesday, was varied. After all, Fall Guys, Fortnite, and Destiny 2 aren't even really comparable games. However, the collaborations make perfect sense once seeing them in action.

The premiere of Destiny 2 on the Epic Games Store, where Bungie is giving away its 30th Anniversary content pack for free for the first week, and the release of the new skins coincide. The collaboration, according to Bungie, is a celebration of the new launch, with three new skins each for Fortnite, Destiny 2, and Fall Guys on September 13. None of these games are changing; they are only getting new skins. However, the locals aren't viewing it that way. The differences between Fortnite and Destiny 2 are what cause the partnership to run into trouble. Even though they are both multiplayer shooters, that is the only thing they have in common, and even then, the games' styles and structures are so dissimilar that they cannot be compared.

That's why it's unexpected that elements of Fortnite have landed in the universe of Destiny 2. Fortnite has included skins from games like Borderlands in the past, but these partnerships seldom work the other way. The Avengers to Dragon Ball Z are just a few of the other media properties that Fortnite frequently incorporates into its skins. However, the world-building of those games has never been utterly destroyed by the appearance of a Piata Llama next to Iron Man in Iron Man VR or Goku being dropped off by the Battle Bus in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Bungie and its new parent business, Sony Interactive Entertainment, demonstrate their willingness to participate in the contemporary live service game and respect strong corporate alliances by collaborating with Fortnite.

Additionally, in April 2022, just a few months after the business revealed it would buy Bungie for $3.6 billion, Sony invested $1 billion in Epic Games. Since Sony has stated that Bungie will run autonomously, I sincerely doubt that Sony coerced Bungie into this partnership; yet, the acquisition most definitely opened the way. It most likely has no bearing on exclusivity, either. Since Destiny 2 is frequently among the top-rated Steam games, Bungie is unlikely to exclude that market.