Bungie is giving Destiny 2 a next-gen boost with FOV options, snappier load times, and a smoother frame rate, but the full update won’t be ready in time for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S launch.
Destiny 2 will have “faster load times” and cross-generation multiplayer support if you boot it up on your Xbox Series X or S on November 10, or your PS5 on November 12, but as relayed in Bungie’s blog post today, the optimized-for-next-gen version of Destiny 2 won’t be released until December 8.
When that day comes, you’ll benefit from optimizations and a feature rarely seen on consoles. On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, there’s 4K support, 60 frames per second, and a field-of-view slider with a “range similar to that on PC.” It’s the same story with Xbox Series S, except it’s 1080p, not 4K.
“There will be noticeable improvements to things like loading the game and inspecting character inventory,” according to Bungie. Keeping expectations in check, the studio warned that “some load times are dependent on networking and matchmaking,” so the new speed gains can only go so far.
It would’ve been nice to have everything squared away in time for Beyond Light, but December is doable. Casual players have other stuff to play, and hardcore fans will still be chipping away at it.
It’s going to be interesting – and hopefully fun, not frustrating – to see how all of our long-time-running games can adapt to these powerful new consoles. I’ve got a list of old favorites to check out.
The Next Generation of Destiny [Bungie]
Source: Destructoid Destiny 2 will be ‘optimized’ for PS5 and Xbox Series X on December 8