According to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, Bungi's plans to enable the cross-platform transfer of Destiny characters have been stopped.
Schreier has claimed this in a recent episode of the Splitscreen podcast (skip about 57 minutes if you want to get straight to this topic – thanks, ResetEra). In a discussion on how Destiny 2 will develop after separation from Bungie's longtime publishing partner Activision, Schreier pointed out that while Bungie wanted to realize the character transfer, the exclusivity partnership with Sony prevented the developer from continuing.
"I've heard that Bungie wanted to do character transfers for PS4 and PC – before Forsaken came out – but Sony did not allow it," Schreier said. "Sony is like that, we want people to associate Destiny with PS4, even if that means tricking other players.
"It's shit and hopefully Bungie will finish it."
Of course, this is not the first time Sony has opted for cross-play party games. A few years ago, it was Rocket League and Minecraft that highlighted the topic, and Sony would not budge, though Sony boss Shawn Layden told Eurogamer last year that the company is "considering many options." Just a month later came a crossplay beta for Fortnite players on PlayStation 4.
Of course, it's natural to speculate that Bungie may revisit these plans after the studio has prematurely terminated its partnership with Activision, but the agreement with Sony still seems to be in effect. Only this week, Destiny 2 players on PC and Xbox One could get their paws on PlayStation 4 exclusive wavesplitter, but the studio had to override access via a fix. PC and Xbox One owners now have the option to back up their inventories until their exclusivity period in September 2019.