Not long ago rumors began to speculate that, in some way, shape, or form, Bungie’s Destiny would going free-to-play. What caused such a stir? The game showed up with a free listening on both the Xbox and Playstation stores.
The internet then began to speculate that maybe, just maybe, the base game of Destiny would soon be going free-to-play, leaving players only needing to buy the expansions for the full experience. Nope. Destiny being free on the stores was simply another way in which Bungie planned to distribute the game’s free trial.
A support article has the full statement:
While players may download the Destiny base game, they will only be granted access to the Destiny Trial Mode for free. If players wish to progress through the original Destiny adventure via digital download, they will be required to purchase Destiny – The Collection to gain access to this content.
Perhaps when all is said and done (and the majority of focus shifts from Destiny 1 to Destiny 2) maybe then the first game will be free in some regard.
But I wouldn’t count on it.