Bungie has already promised that when Destiny 2 arrives on PC, the game will look phenomenal, offering 4K support and an uncapped framerate, but it has now been confirmed that this is not the only thing that the developer is doing in order to ensure that its game looks great on the platform. It has been revealed that Bungie is also working with Nvidia’s GeForce brand of GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) so that the science fiction shotoer offers HDR (High Dynamic Range) and SLI (Scalable Link Interface) support.
Those playing Destiny 2 with an HDR compatible television or monitor will be able to experience “a dazzling display of color, brightness and contrast that was previously impossible to render, further improving your experience.” Bungie engineers are also adding “SLI multi-GPU support, for those who want to take advantage of multiple-GPUs for even faster overall performance.”
These graphics features will be available by the time the Destiny 2 PC beta arrives next week. Nvidia recommends upgrading to the GeForce GTX 1060 or an “equivalent GPU” in order to take advantage of the HDR and SLI support. The company is also giving away codes to GeForce Experience users, allowing them to access the PC beta 24 hours before anyone else. A Destiny 2 Game Ready driver will also be released through GeForce Experience starting August 24.
This latest GeForce announcement follows comments from Bungie stating that Destiny 2 will treat PC players like first-class citizens. From the confirmation of the game’s PC-only features to this latest announcement that even those without 4K set-ups can experience graphical enhancements, many would agree that Bungie is doing as it promised. Although there were plenty of concerns and even some anger that Destiny 2 PC will not launch at the same time as the console versions of the game, some may now argue that it will be worth the wait.
As the first game skipped PC altogether, Bungie may want to take a careful approach. The developer is taking the time to ensure that it does right by PC players and offers a game that caters to them even if it does arrive a little later. When the PC beta launches next week, it will be players’ first chance to see if that extra wait will really be worth it after all and to test out all of these visual benefits that Bungie has included.
Destiny 2 releases on September 6, 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One, and on October 24, 2017 for PC.