While the original game skipped the platform entirely, Destiny 2 is coming to PC. It may be launching later than the console versions of the game, but the PC version of Destiny 2 will come packed with a number of platform-exclusive features, including an uncapped framerate, key mapping, keyboard and mouse support, and 4K resolution. To show off how Destiny 2 looks in 4K resolution, Nvidia has released a couple of screenshots hyping the game’s visual potential on PC.
Destiny 2‘s first 4K resolution screenshots can be seen below, but make sure to click on each to see them in full detail. The screenshots depict various guardians in action, wearing some new armor from the game and wielding two of the sequel’s exotic weapons.
At the time of this writing, 4K resolution is being touted as a major feature for the PC version of Destiny 2 but PS4 Pro and Xbox One S users will likely have access to similar visual fidelity, even if it is upscaled. There’s also no word on how the game will look on Project Scorpio, but that’s a byproduct of Microsoft’s secrecy surrounding the new console. Once the official Scorpio reveal has happened, though, expect Microsoft to tout its console’s rendering abilities.
Resolutions will likely be a focal point for many players, but frame rate has been drawing an even bigger discussion since the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal. While hands-on previews featured a silky smooth 60 fps+ on PC, Bungie confirmed that the console versions will be locked at 30 frames per second. Admittedly, the series has been 30fps on console since the beginning, but there was the hope (and in some cases the expectation) that a focus on current-gen only and new, upgraded consoles would bump things up to 60. Unfortunately, that is not the case, for reasons that are more complicated than simple hardware limitations.
Until Bungie is ready to share more about how Destiny 2 is possibly enhanced when played on PS4 Pro or Project Scorpio, fans will have to assume that perks like 4K resolution are exclusive to the PC version of the game. Whether or not 4K resolution is enough to convince people to get the game on PC over console remains to be seen, however.
Destiny 2 will launch on September 8th for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version currently has no release date.