(Author’s Note: We decided to change the title of this article to more accurately describe the differences.)
With the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal in full swing players are getting their first glimpse and what new worlds await them. While there has been a lot of talk about the new weapons, armor, Supers, and story, developer Bungie has been rather silent on the specifics for their PC version. This thankfully changed, as we not only learned that developer Blizzard’s online service Battle Net will host the PC version, but that the console and PC version will run at different frame rates.
Confirmed today by our interview with Destiny 2’s PC Project Lead David Shaw, we learned that the PC version of Destiny will be uncapped starting at 60 FPS (frames-per-second) and the console iteration is capped at 30 FPS. Given the sheer size of the game promised this comes as no surprise, however, it will be curious to see how this affects the two versions’ PvP communities.
We can also confirm that Destiny 2 runs at 4k on the PS4 Pro so you won’t miss a single detail in all of the chaos. Shaw also explained that they are waiting for Microsoft before they announce if Destiny 2 will be 4k on the Scorpio.
It’s also being reported by Glixel that Destiny 2’s keys on PC will be remappable, there will be text chat, and players will be able to adjust the field of view. During our interview, we also learned that they are listening to feedback about a crossplay feature, but nothing has been confirmed or announced yet.
However, for those looking to play this title on PC you are going to have to wait a bit longer than console players. PC Gamer has just confirmed with Destiny 2’s director Luke Smith that a PC launch date as not officially been set. Here are Luke Smith’s comments about the PC version of the game:
“We’re not committed to a PC date yet, but at Bungie we’re totally committed to making a PC build as great as we can. Our partnership with Blizzard and being on Battle.net, we want to make sure that this version of the game has the time it needs to bake in the oven so it’s a delicious piece of bread when it comes out.”
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