Without a doubt, today has been chock full of revelations involving Bungie’s forthcoming science fiction shooter Destiny 2, and it looks like Activision is keen to add yet another piece of news to the pile by confirming that the sequel’s PC version is set to launch after the game releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. When speaking to the fine folks at Game Informer, the publishing giant reiterated that Destiny 2 has a release date of September 8, 2017 for consoles, but currently lacks an official launch window for its PC version.
This information comes soon after many Destiny fans had been speculating whether or not the game’s PC version would actually launch alongside its console iterations, as Blizzard’s Q&A about the Battle.net exclusivity of the title managed to completely avoid mentioning a release date on personal computers altogether, leading many to surmise a delay on PC would be in order. Now, of course, with Activision having confirmed as much, it makes sense as to why Blizzard had originally shared the PR equivalent of, “No comment.”
While this announcement will surely disappoint PC fans the world over, as Destiny 2‘s launch on the platform will be the first chance allowing PC gamers to experience the franchise, one can only hope that they won’t have to wait too long after it comes out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Even though there will be a delay, PC fans can at least take solace in the fact that the action-RPG boasts 4K support and an uncapped frame rate on the platform. As it happens, it was recently revealed that Destiny 2‘s console versions are capped at 30 FPS.
Interestingly enough, Bungie’s decision to release Destiny 2 on PC has been met with some push back from the franchise’s console fans, with certain players being of the opinion that it will be bad for the fan base as a whole. Such fans posit that it would create the chance of further fragmenting the community among platforms, mods that could ruin the overall experience, and a potential incentive for the developer to make the game better on computers so as to cater toward the eSports scene.
All things considered, only time will tell if Destiny 2‘s availability on PC will cause such concerns to pass, and now with it being delayed on the platform there will be even more waiting to find out. Nevertheless, fans on all platforms should keep their fingers crossed that Bungie will take the extra time to polish the game to the best of its abilities on PC, while also providing a product that’s as pristine as possible on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Destiny 2 is slated to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 8, 2017, with a PC version to come at a later date.
Source: Game Informer