Certain enhancements, including faster load times and cross-generation play, will be available from the launch of next-gen.
Destiny 2 is now heading into its fourth year of content. The sequel to Bungie’s super successful, sci-fi shooter Destiny, launched back in September 2017 and has gone from strength to strength, with continuous updates from the developers. The latest update, Beyond Light, is due for release this November and will come packed with plenty of new content for players to sink their teeth into. The update will be launching on the PS4, PC and Xbox One, as well as the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S, however, the game won’t have received its full next-gen upgrades on the latter consoles by that point.
As revealed by Bungie yesterday, those updates will be following very shortly after. They confirmed that while certain enhancements, including quicker load times and cross-generation play would be available immediately, the meatier upgrades will be dropping for players on December 8.
The stars have aligned as Beyond Light launches alongside the next generation of consoles on Nov 10.
Free next-gen console optimizations arrive Dec 8.
— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) October 15, 2020
The post reiterated what Bungie had previously mentioned, stating that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game would be running in 4K and the Xbox Series S running in 1080p. All three next-gen versions of the game will be able to hit 60fps.
They also confirmed, that for the first time ever, Destiny 2 console players would be receiving Field of View customisation, something that up until this point has only been available in the PC version of the game. Bungie says that the aim is “to enable a FOV range similar to that on PC” and that they will “have additional details closer to launch.”
It’s also confirmed that although load times will be quicker, some “are dependent on networking and matchmaking. So, loading activities still takes time while you search for opponents.” Something that can’t really be helped.
In terms of the cross-generation play, Bungie says that PS5 players will be able to play with PS4 players and Xbox Series X and S players with Xbox One.
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