Destiny 2 may not launch simultaneously on PC and consoles

Properly excited about Destiny 2’s announcements yesterday? We don’t blame you. But there are a few points you might wish to consider. For example, keep in mind that you may not be getting the game on day one; a release date is officially not set in stone for the PC version, and it may be a bit later than the console version. This is partly due to the fact that Bungie is well aware PC players will want things like field-of-view options, text chat, uncapped framerates, and so forth.

There’s also no word at this point on whether or not players will be able to have any sort of cross-pollination between the console and PC versions, although the team knows the demand is there. None of this is meant to demolish enthusiasm, but it probably does affect your enthusiasm to know that the PC version will offer more graphical options but might show up later. In summary, check out some raw PvP match footage below.

Source: PC Gamer (1,2), VG24/7
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Tamanous
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Tamanous

“Shocking!” … he says not shocked.

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agemyth 😩

Pretty common for publishers to be afraid of releasing PC games day-and-date, or to say the PC version of whatever game needs those precious few weeks to “polish” the PC version the way it needs to be. Then they release the game weeks later without a bunch of standard PC features anyway :P

Remember how awful Destiny Year 1 and 3 were? There’s no way I’m hopping on board Destiny 2 until I can feel like I am getting their A-team’s product (Year 2 AKA The Taken King team).

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squidgod2000

Well, at least they’re not going to pull an ESO.

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Armsbend

It has an ad on Blizzard’s launcher so it won’t be too far behind – or it will come out first. Not worried either way.

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Eliandal

As a WoW token seller…no more news like this please ;P! The bump up to 130+K last night was nice for the “lazy” “Entitled” “PTW” (all names I’ve been called, since I’d rather work an extra couple of hours a week and ‘buy’ the gold, than spend it in the AH flipping stuff) players like me!!

No real surprise though…as advanced as consoles are becoming, they’re still nothing like a decent PC!

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Reht

it was back down to 114k this morning

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Nordavind

Honest question: how does what you said relate to the article?

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Nick

You can use tokens to buy Battle.net stuff, Destiny 2 on the PC will be one of those things.

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Reht

only in that Destiny 2 news caused an increase in the cost of WoW tokens, but this article is actually good in that regard because it may slow it down. Beyond that, i am totally lost with his ‘entitlement’, etc. comments. Sounds like he needs a margarita to go with all the salt.

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Eliandal

Salt? No salt here – was just an aside of the names we sellers get regularly called :) As to relating to the article – delays will dampen enthusiasm. Hype in this case is good for the sellers (however, it is definitely NOT good for those who play wow solely by buying off the AH)

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Ville Uusitalo

before PC players go rage – id like to see the date difference on release… 4months for console is almost here and if its few months more for PC players I dont think it matters.

Game seems OPOP tho:

a) 3 weapon swap system
b) Diablo like dungeons
c) LFR for Raids
d) open pve world

so much to wait for this.. AAA game of the year definetely… Im jumping into the hype train *Choo Choo!

edit: Path of Exile is getting Console Beta supposedly during Summer so I have plenty to play in that … At last the year begins to look solid game-wise^_^

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Denice J. Cook

*Bungie’s nerf bat crits your hype train for +100,000….*

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

apparently also the “servers” are peer 2 peer >>

Tamanous
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Tamanous

Leading late-90’s, mmo networking tech? Sweet!

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Armsbend

They do everything Warframe does. Of course it is peer to peer.

Valen Sinclair
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Valen Sinclair

Are you serious? So players have the ability to host games on their potato laptop using a wireless connection….great. :-/

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Nick

Lots of online action/twitch games are peer to peer to allow for the fast paced action without needing insane central servers. Otherwise combat would have to be like WoW pace with global cooldowns and built in ‘lag’ because of slow server frames.

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deekay_plus

to be fair it works well enough in gtao for pve stuffs and even pvp in the open world.

and destiny is 90% pve so.

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