By: Ryan Jenkins
The Game developers at Bungie are planning to include a pre-order incentiviser for one of their upcoming titles ‘Destiny 2’. According to the extensive FAQ released by Bungie earlier this week, confirmation has been given stating that those who pre-order the game will be provided access to the closed beta. Details have yet to be disclosed regarding when the beta will be released, though Bungie have directly stated that “The full Beta schedule, including early access period and open Beta dates will be announced at a later date”. This means that there will be a closed beta followed by an open beta later this year, with access being given to Xbox, PlayStation 4 and PC owners.
The Sci-Fi RPG will feature a new versatile campaign experience, meaning the player will be able to navigate map with online allies through numerous co-op missions, or traverse the game alone. According to the Destiny homepage, the environment will also feature a variety of new exotic weaponry and endless armor configuration; perfect for equipping your avatar with with the best specs to get you through tough boss battles or customising you character’s outfit to suit your unique style.
Software vs Hardware
Sadly, the developers at Bungie have stated that the Destiny sequel will be capped at 30 frames per second (the same as current gen hardware); this is due to the current range of consoles, not having the required specs to operate the game at such a high quality. Unfortunately, this includes the PS4 Pro, with Bungie noting that “The console, the PS4 Pro is super powerful, but it couldn’t run our game at 60”. PC gamers on the other hand will have the luxury of an uncapped framerate, with a 60 fps Destiny experience available. No details have been given regarding how the game will run on the next iteration of the Xbox series, Project Scorpio.
Destiny of the Switch
Although we can expect to see Destiny 2 on the Xbox, PlayStation and PC, don’t hold out any hope for the title to be released on the Nintendo Switch, as it looks like Switch owners will miss out on another blockbuster. Bungie’s Mark Noseworthy told IGN that “[The Switch is] incredible, I love the console, but in terms of where it’s at, I don’t want to leave anyone with the possibility of, like, ‘It’s a thing we’ll consider, maybe next year.’ There’s no plans right now for Switch.”
Bad news for PC Gamers
Lastly, we’ve been given the console release date of the 8th September, though unfortunately PC gamers will have have wait even longer. The developers have told PC Gamer that it hasn’t “committed to a PC date yet” and that the game would be given more time if necessary. Creative director Luke Smith stated in the interview that “Our partnership with Blizzard and being on Battle.net, we want to make sure that this version of the game has the time it needs to bake in the oven so it’s a delicious piece of bread when it comes out.”
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