Following on from the gameplay reveal yesterday, more Destiny 2 news has come out to reveal that the PC version will most likely be delayed in release. While the Windows PC version of Destiny 2 will support resolutions up to 4k and host an uncapped framerate, PC fans are set to have a later release date than those on the PS4 and Xbox One.
Activision, the publishers behind Destiny 2, released a fact sheet on the development of Destiny 2 for the PC. This sheet outlined the keyboard and mouse support, along with the customisation of keys and view settings that will be available. Resolutions up to 3820×2160.
It was also revealed that Destiny 2 will run exclusively through Activision / Blizzard’s Battle.net platform, a launching program previously used just for Blizzard titles. This decision was made supposedly to get Destiny 2 out faster on PC.
The date of the PC release is not clear, however the language and wording in the press release makes it sound like it will not be shipping out on September 8th, along with the console versions.
“In September, Destiny 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 systems with additional, timed exclusive content, and Xbox One (PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant features). Additionally, Destiny 2 will be available on PC at retail and as the first third-party game to be offered digitally via Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service.”
This distinction has lead fans to believe there will be a different or delayed release for the second instalment. When Activision was asked to comment on this their answer did not really help:
“Destiny 2 is shipping on September 8th, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. We will have details later about the PC ship date on Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net.”
Hopefully the reason for the delay is due to Activision or Bungie adding in the first game on top of the second for PC users to really get the best Destiny experience they can.