With Destiny 2 having been confirmed for PC last week, there has been much speculation as to which client the personal computer version would be available on, with some fans having wondered if the publishing giant Activision would use its own launcher for the forthcoming sequel to Bungie’s action-RPG, considering it has the capital and clout to do so. However, if the sources speaking to the outlet Gadgets 360 are correct, then it looks like the title’s PC iteration will be using Steam.
According to Gadgets 360, “several sources in the supply chain” revealed as much, but didn’t speak on the matter any further than to state the fact that Destiny 2 will be playable through Steam. This should undoubtedly please PC gamers, as there are already a bevy of different clients out there, such as Steam, GOG, Origin, Uplay, and even Blizzard’s own launcher, so should Activision have implemented its own client, it would have been a superfluous effort.
As of yet, it has been unconfirmed as to whether or not Activision and Bungie will actually release a physical copy of Destiny 2 on PC, but when one takes into account the image of PC box art that came from a major information leak prior to the game’s reveal–the majority of which was almost immediately confirmed by official corroboration by the developer–then it’s likely that a physical version will be sold. That said, though, it will be interesting to see if the PC version of the game actually gets sold with a disc as the leaked box art indicates instead of a download code that is included in most physical PC purchases nowadays.
Without a doubt, having a PC version for Destiny 2 will definitely grow the game’s already sizeable community, and having it launch through Steam will allow fans to enjoy the game together much more easily. However, with the sequel releasing on PC, there’s also much greater chance of the game being exposed to cheating, which would likely be a headache for developers, much like it has been for Ubisoft Massive with Tom Clancy’s The Division.
Taking all of this into consideration, although it hasn’t officially been declared by Activision or Bungie that Destiny 2 will use Steam, it seems rather unlikely for the companies to eschew the use of one of the world’s largest digital distribution platforms, especially since so many gamers already use it. As the days lead up to the title’s first gameplay trailer, though, we will surely learn more and have the information confirmed.
Destiny 2 is set to release on September 8, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Gadgets 360