In a string of leaks and rumors surrounding Destiny 2, the latest is pointing toward a possible release of the game on Nintendo Switch. While earlier reports about Bungie’s sci-fi shooter coming to Google Stadia seem to be pretty well substantiated and likely to be confirmed (although it’s safe to wait until an official confirmation from Bungie and Google to be sure), this latest alleged leak about a Switch version of the game should be taken with a bigger grain of salt.
The rumor comes from a picture posted online allegedly of the box for Destiny 2 Forsaken: Legendary Collection. The available platforms are listed at the bottom of the box, which shows Xbox One, PC, and Switch. It is entirely possible that this could be a fake picture that has been created or doctored by someone online, with many online being quick to call it out as just that. It is also possible that it could be a misprint on a legitimate game box.
It is a little hard to believe that Destiny 2 could run on Nintendo Switch, what with the console being significantly less powerful than the Xbox One and PS4. However, other developers have ported their games over to the Switch by making various technical sacrifices, so it is not outside the realm of possibility that the same could be done with Destiny 2.
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The other factor working against the legitimacy of this rumor is that with Bungie’s split from Activision as its publishing partner, the developer also lost the help of several other Activision studios that were assisting with creating content for Destiny 2. Bungie only has so many resources on its own, and considering that the developer looks to be releasing a full-fledged expansion called Shadowkeep this fall, it will be impressive if Bungie also has the development power to port over the game to entirely new console.
But if the Switch version of Destiny 2 is real, the announcement would likely come soon possibly as part of Bungie’s reveal stream about the next chapter of Destiny 2 on June 6 or during Nintendo’s E3 2019 Nintendo Direct on June 11.
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.