Bungie Ventures into PC Gaming with Destiny 2

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Exploring the sequel’s transition from consoles with full details and specifications

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Key Takeaways

  • ‘Destiny 2’ is generating excitement for its debut on PC, exclusively hosted on Battle.net, and releasing on September 8.
  • Bungie promises several enhancements for the PC version, including 4K support, uncapped frame rates, customizable mouse and keyboard controls, text chat, adjustable field of view, advanced PC settings, and support for 21:9 monitors.
  • Blizzard will integrate ‘Destiny 2’ into its ecosystem, allowing players to interact with friends playing the game in the same way they do for other Blizzard titles.
  • Blizzard’s inclusion of ‘Destiny 2’ in its launcher is a unique move, with no immediate plans to add more third-party games to Battle.net beyond potential considerations for future Activision titles.

‘Destiny 2’ is generating considerable buzz, particularly for its debut on PC platforms. PC gamers, who missed out on the original ‘Destiny’, will now get their chance with this sequel. The game will exclusively be hosted on Battle.net, ensuring a vast audience has direct access to it upon its release on September 8. This strategy also allows Activision to retain full revenue from the game’s sales.

“We’re gonna be right on there with World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone”. It’s like a tray full of experiences that you can love like a hobby, and full of passionate communities”

— Game director Luke Smith

However, a Bungie spokesperson recently stated that the release date for the PC version of ‘Destiny 2’ is not yet confirmed.

System Requirements

The PC edition will have a few differences from its console counterpart, especially in terms of graphic quality and control options. Current features promised by Bungie for Destiny 2 on PC include:

Christian Spicer tweeted about the default PC controls for #Destiny2, sparking curiosity about the role of ‘ghosts’ in the game: pic.twitter.com/jROeAFmzfh (May 18, 2017)

Destiny 2 Integration with Blizzard’s Social Features

Blizzard has also released some details on just how Destiny 2 will fit into its ecosystem. “Destiny 2 will be integrated into many of Blizzard’s existing social features — you’ll be able to chat with friends playing Destiny 2 the same way you already can for Blizzard games,” says Blizzard. “Players will also be able to add friends and form parties the same way Blizzard gamers can. And, you’ll see a Destiny 2 status icon by your friends who are playing Destiny 2 the same way you do for friends playing StarCraft II, Diablo III, WoW, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.”

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The inclusion of a non-Blizzard game in its launcher is a unique move, aimed at avoiding the delays of creating a new network client for ‘Destiny 2’. However, Blizzard clarified that this doesn’t signal a trend of adding more third-party games to Battle.net. Their current focus is exclusively on ‘Destiny 2’, with potential considerations for future Activision titles, but no immediate or long-term plans to feature other third-party games.

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