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Future 2 shall be coming to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X, developer Bungie introduced on Thursday. Precisely when these next-gen variations shall be launched, or if they’ll have any adjustments from the PlayStation Four and Xbox One variations, is unclear right now.

“Extra particulars to come back,” Bungie mentioned in a tweet this morning.

In idea, you’d have been in a position to play Future 2 on the PS5 and Xbox Sequence X anyway, because of backwards compatibility. Sony says the PS5 will help an “overwhelming majority” of the greater than 4,000 PS4 video games and Xbox Sequence X will play current Xbox One video games. Meaning the PS4 and Xbox One variations of Future 2 will most likely work on the next-gen consoles. But it surely’s good to see that Bungie has dedicated to releasing variations of Future 2 optimized for the improved {hardware} on the upcoming machines.

However there are fairly a couple of questions on how that is all going to work. Future 2 made the shift to a free-to-play mannequin final fall and launched a Fortnite-style seasonal battle move earlier this yr, adjustments launched after parting methods with earlier publishing associate Activision in January 2019. Bungie additionally launched cross-save final August, letting you progress accounts between PS4, Xbox, and PC, and it appears probably you’ll have the ability to transfer your account to the next-generation variations of Future 2 as nicely.

Nevertheless, it’s not clear if gamers on next-gen consoles will have the ability to play with or towards gamers on the present technology, as that could possibly be a priority if the brand new consoles add options like field-of-view sliders or drastic bumps in body charge that would offer you a aggressive benefit. It’s additionally not clear if Bungie will allow you to switch purchases.

Presently, regardless of cross-save permitting you to maneuver your account throughout platforms, you continue to should purchase particular person licenses for in-game content material if you wish to entry that content material on one other platform. Meaning you possibly can play sure free-to-play parts of Future 2 on, say, PS4 whereas having solely bought the newest expansions on PC. However the growth stays locked to the place you purchase it, requiring you purchase it twice to entry it elsewhere.

That mentioned, this sounds prefer it may get very messy when next-gen consoles are thrown into the combo. That’s, until Bungie devises a method so that you can switch your purchases or blows up its complete seasonal mannequin come this September, when the corporate plans to launch its official Yr three growth.

The Future information arrives after Microsoft revealed the primary Xbox Sequence X gameplay footage in the present day in a collection of trailers for third-party video games, together with Murderer’s Creed Valhalla and Madden 21.

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