Activision affirms that Destiny 2 will come with many of the features PC gamers expect...but leaves out specifics for the upcoming stream showcase.
It's been a long time since Bungie has made a PC game, but with Destiny 2 coming to PC this September, it's critical the devs are able to harness the wide spectrum of graphics cards and PC hardware while maintaining proper features befit a triple-A shooter. In fact, Bungie is pressured on two different fronts: console gamers expect a fully-fledged campaign with better expansions, and PC gamers expect a proper port that's optimized for higher- and lower-end rigs.
According to Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, Destiny 2 will impress PC gamers.
"With respect to PC, we're committed to delivering meaningful features that are bespoke for the PC community. I'm really excited about what we have to show for them," Hirshberg said in the company's recent Q1 2017 earnings call.
The CEO says we'll see details on PC features during Destiny 2's highlight showcase on May 18. "But I'm going to leave the details of those for our gameplay premiere event which is happening on May 18. And we'll have some additional, obviously, exciting announcements on the game overall at that time as well."
"But I'm going to leave the details of those for our gameplay premiere event which is happening on May 18. And we'll have some additional, obviously, exciting announcements on the game overall at that time as well."
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Combining this tidbit with other Destiny promises made by the publisher, Activision has talked up the sequel quite a bit. Activision says Destiny 2 will have a "great story and characters," and the campaign itself will be "dramatic and compelling" with a cinematic story arc that should rival the first game's disjointed mess of a tale.
It'll be interesting to see what Bungie can deliver on the PC front. Given how much is riding on Destiny 2's success I expect the PC version won't be a sloppy, unfinished port with poor frame rates and optimization. But of course it's too early to tell, so Activision's assurances should be taken lightly until we have solid proof.
Hopefully we'll get actual details and info during Destiny 2's live showcase on May 18.
Destiny 2 will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 8, 2017. Check below for more info about the game.
IMMERSIVE, CINEMATIC STORY
Humanity's last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city's Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity's scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.
- Dramatic, Cinematic Story and Missions with Relatable Characters
- New Worlds and Stunning Environments to Explore with Action, Adventure, and Discoverable Rewards
- Gameplay Activities for All Types of Players: New, Returning, Casual, and Competitive
- Competitive PvP Gameplay with New Maps and Modes
- Customize Your Character with More Options Than Ever Before to Enhance Your Abilities