As I posted in the article, my guess is that Sony will use this to negotiate with Microsoft to have Call of Duty remain on PlayStation indefinitely. Destiny certainly isn't as big of an IP as Call of Duty, but it is a major AAA game that has shown an ability to keep players engaged in the long term. Microsoft definitely does not want to lose it from Xbox, as it has a loyal fan base that would very likely move to PlayStation in order to keep playing the game, if necessary.
Last edited by VAMatt - on 31 January 2022
I count myself among those people. I play Destiny on Xbox, but I'm certainly not going to give up Destiny if it were to go PlayStation exclusive. Now, I'm a multi-platform gamer, so MS wouldn't lose.me as a customer. But, they would lose the 80ish dollars a year that I spend on Destiny coming through their store. That probably represents 15-25% of my gaming expenditures most years (excluding hardware). Also, I have subscribed to Xbox live solely for Destiny. So, it is possible that they would also lose my Gold subscription.
Anyway, I'm just one guy, but you can see there how Destiny would be important to Microsoft. So, I'm sure that they will use it for negotiating.