Bungie has confirmed that Destiny: The Taken King expansion Rise of Iron will not be released on PS3 and Xbox 360, systems the developer is now calling "legacy consoles".
"If you're using a legacy console to play Destiny, you’ll need to upgrade your hardware to experience the next adventure," said Bungie.
"Our goal is always to bring every player from this awesome community along for the ride as we continue the story of Destiny. At the same time, we will also continue to support players who elect not to upgrade their console hardware. This Fall, you’ll still be able to play Destiny on legacy generation consoles, but that journey will occur on a separate path.
"Up to this point, player progression between current and legacy consoles in the same family has been shared by each account. This summer, that experience will fork into two parallel experiences that will no longer share progression."
Guardians who switch to current platforms after August will have the ability to port their characters to the new console in the same family. PS3 to PS4, or Xbox 360 to Xbox One.
"In the coming weeks, we’ll provide a full suite of #Help articles that will explain how these changes will impact each platform that Guardians use to play Destiny, as well as the impending deadlines for this conversion. Please stay tuned. More information will follow soon," concludes Bungie.
Destiny: Rise of Iron launches on September 20. Pre-order Rise of Iron now on Amazon(?)