Bungie and Activision have revealed a mountain of Destiny 2 news today, with one of the most exciting announcements being that the upcoming PC edition of the game will include both 4K resolution support and an uncapped framerate. While console gamers probably didn't have limitless frame rates on their expectation list, many may have been hoping for a smooth 60 FPS experience. Unfortunately, popular Destiny podcaster Teftiny 2 has just confirmed that Destiny 2 will be locked to 30 frames per second on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The reaction to the news has been a solid split between complete indifference and utter outrage, with many gamers having expected Bungie to improve upon the original title's 30 frames per second limitation. Those with higher-end consoles won't be able to break the barrier either, as Bungie confirmed that running the PS4 Pro in frame rate mode won't help surpass the in-game lock. It's currently unclear whether the PS4 Pro or the Xbox Scorpio will be able to support 4K resolution for the title.
Just had 100% confirmation consoles will be locked to 30fps regardless of resolution.— Tefty (@teft) May 18, 2017
Destiny 2 will introduce three new character subclasses to the mix, and will allow gamers to explore no less than four new explorable worlds. Today's tour of fresh gameplay footage has also revealed a brand new multiplayer mode called Countdown, which appears to be Bungie's version of popular game modes like Call of Duty's Domination or Titanfall 2's Hardpoint. This isn't the only major multiplayer change on the cards, as the studio also confirmed that Crucible matches would now be locked down to 4 players per side.
PC gamers are fortunate in that they won't have to worry about the 30 FPS limitations if they have a powerful enough rig, though the actual release date for the PC edition of the game is shrouded in mystery. Fans also had a mixed reaction to the news that Destiny 2 wouldn't be available on Steam, with Bungie and Activision opting for the title to appear exclusively on Blizzard's Battle.Net platform instead.
Do you think 30 FPS is enough for a modern multiplayer game on consoles, Ranters?
Destiny 2 is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting September 8, with a PC release to follow shortly thereafter.
Source: Teftiny 2 – Twitter