Destiny: Rise of Iron is coming this September. The long-awaited expansion promises a lot of new content for players seeking new thrills, whether they prefer to band together with friends to take on the latest raid or prefer the cut-throat PvP scene. Everyone playing on PS3 or Xbox 360 will be out of luck, unfortunately. Bungie has dubbed the former platforms “Legacy Consoles,” and warned that serious Destiny players will want to upgrade their consoles by August. After that point, in preparation for September’s expansion, live support for legacy consoles is going dark.
While everything up to The Taken King will still be playable, legacy players will branch off and progress separately from their next-gen peers after August. Upgrading after that point will require jumping through a few extra hoops, as you’ll need to update and import your account information. This will only be possible if you upgrade to a console within the same family, mind you – if you’re gaming on an Xbox 360 and decide you want to upgrade to a PS4 you’ll have to start from scratch.
Players who opt to continue playing on legacy consoles will no longer be able to participate in special PvP events like The Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris. There will also be no more featured events like the Sparrow Racing League. The Eververse Trading Company will have a very limited inventory. They’re even nerfing poor Xur, who will no longer offer weekly exotics. All he’ll have is year-two exotic engrams. Basically, come August, legacy players will be left with the bare bones Destiny experience, so you may want to consider upgrading your console now if it is your primary game.
Source: Push Square