Destiny 2 to include text chat, promises to treat PC players like ‘first-class citizens’

We are one week away from Destiny 2’s open beta test on the PC, and computer players might be growing both excited and anxious about getting their hands on this franchise for the first time.

Bungie seems to be going to great lengths to reassure the PC audience that they will not be an afterthought, nor will their version of the game be inferior (it will be the opposite, in fact). ““We wanted to treat PC gamers like first-class citizens since the first day of development,” Bungie CM Deej said. “It’s built from the ground up to be amazing on state-of-the-art hardware. It should feel native on the PC.”

Speaking at an early Gamescom press event, Nvidia announced some additional features for Destiny 2, such as text chat, graphics that scale up to 4K, SLI support, and HDR lighting. The open beta will run from August 28th through the 31st and will be exclusively accessed through Blizzard’s Battle.net. Nvidia said that it will release a game-ready driver on August 24th, so make sure you grab that if you’re planning to try out the OBT.

Source: VG247, PCGamesN
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Chestertonian

Played Destiny on PS4 and had a lot of fun. Already pre-ordered Destiny 2 for PC! Looking forward to enjoying this with my PC-only buddies.

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Just another lobby shooter. Nothing to see here.

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kjempff

A console gamer once tried to convince me that Destiny (1) was a full featured mmo and console games were just as advanced as pc games nowadays. So I thought ok I might have become too narrow minded pc focused over the years so let me check that out. Lets just say I did not get a newfound respect for console games.
So now with all these articles claiming Destiny 2 will be a real mmo and targeting pc players, forgive me for being skeptical. I still doubt they have any idea what kind of complexity and features a pc gamer expect from a game not to mention a game claiming to be a mmo.
But hey call me back when some console game reaches lets say 1/5th of the features and complexity of something simple like Vanilla WoW.

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rafterman

No one has ever claimed D2 was a full fledged MMO. And as far as an mmo that has the complexity of WoW, FFXI and FFXIX are both console games.

Many of the best games released this year were console games. I hate to break it to tou but console games have been just as advanced for a long time.

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kgptzac

I may be out of sync with this franchise… but the first game was not MMO and so far no evidence suggest Destiny 2 is an MMO. But then again it doesn’t need to be an MMO to be a good game on the PC platform, or any platform in general.

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Alex Js.

“treat PC gamers like first-class citizens”… Suuure, and this is exactly why they’ve delayed PC version to come out significantly later than on any console and this is also why the PC version will have same tiny-team PvP/PvE battles as the console version … Perfect way to show how serious they are about PC platform! /s

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Estranged

You guys of the master race begged and received, can’t please you.

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Arktouros

Don’t forget the PS4 exclusives!

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rafterman

First class citizens that have to wait two months while their console brethren get to play the game. And don’t forget all the PS4 only content that those “first class” citizens will either never get or will have to wait another year to see.

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Mr_Fester

Hahahah these Dev’s I know you are young, but damn. Text chat is excepted in all multi player PC games. You know, to communicate with each other.

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Richard de Leon III

If they make Destiny 2 more like an mulitplyer open rpg like fallout or skyrim instead of an instance lobby shooter, then maybe I’ll dive into it. But otherwise I’m still disappointed with the Destiny IP overall, all that possible lore hamstrung into a CoD clone.

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kimowar101

still gonna get it on PS4, I just prefer playing fpsers on console

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Ben Pielstick

I’m sorry.

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Estranged

I take a controller for comfort everyday.

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kimowar101

for what? I also prefer single player fpsers

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kgptzac

For the same reason, I assume, that I feel sorry for myself wanting to play DDR game with wasd keys rather than a proper dance pad.

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Crowe

I had never thought that PC players would be anything less than first class citizens… until this article.

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Estranged

PC players receive everything, 95% of the time. I hate for them to suffer so much.

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Indigo Salma

I just want to play the beta to see if its worth it.
Really hyped for it but also cautious.

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Dug From The Earth

the biggest area that Destiny 2 will flop with the PC crowd is this:

PC gamers have come to know mmorpgs for years now. They expect them to have huge world, TONS of content, lots of freedom and options, plenty of custimization, and lots and lots of things to do in game (even if its grinding).

Destiny 1 wasnt any of these things. It was a small “world”, with very limited content, very little customization, and not a whole lot of things to do outside of the same handful of things, over and over again. If Destiny 2 is the same scale and not much else new as far as gameplay, a lot of PC gamers are going to be done with the game in a months time because it just wont hold a candle to normal PC mmorpgs.

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Jack Kerras

I’m a PC gamer, although I spent a lot of time being a professional Halo player in my youth. I have always liked how Bungie’s shooters feel, and the moment I played the alpha for Destiny, I knew I was going to put a huge pile of time into it.

I did. I’ve got somewhere in the realm of 1200 hours of Destiny played, I beat the first forum post to pre-raid max (27, back in the day) by an hour and didn’t fucking post ‘cuz I’m an idiot, and in general, I have had a wonderful time.

When the original Destiny came out, it was very light on content. It was also -extremely- dependent upon daily quests for progression; if you were done with your few quests, you were pretty much done, with your first hour’s XP gains et al. going by an order of magnitude faster than baseline gameplay. Playing hard in the beginning of Destiny was -brutal-, and I did it anyway, because I loved how it felt.

I have always been a PC gamer. PC is my first priority in all cases, if I can get something on PC, I do. I -actually- cut my teeth on things like Think Quick!, Ultima V, Pool of Radiance and Curse of the Azure Bonds, and the *Quest games, be it King’s or Police or Hero’s or Space, and stuck with PC games even after consoles started to be a real thing.

Destiny’s pretty great. It released with lots of flaws, but one of the things the team has done -the best- is inject more activities, add more ways to play, improve rewards, and add content. Further, the raid content is just spectacular, and almost all the lore – barely hinted at in the extended-tutorial ‘story’, which I categorically have no use for – is very well done. The breadth of their systemic changes and updates throughout the game’s lifetime has been -very- broad, and although the patch cycle has never been -fleet-, it has always been meaty.

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Dug From The Earth

Then lets hope they take all the improvements they have done with D1, and move them over to D2. More importantly, lets hope they start Destiny 2 with the scale of content that D1 ended up getting after they got their act together. If it releases with minimal content, many PC gamers wont hang around for them to release a 60 dollar expansion that “makes the game what it should have been at release” like what happened in D1.

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kgptzac

Yeah online multiplayer games in 2017 touts text chat as a feature… it’s almost like people played too much Splatoon and forgot what is supposed to be taken for granted.

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Sray

Given Activision’s tendency to treat the PC as a distant afterthought over the last couple years, this is very reassuring to me. When partners like Nvidia are able to categorically state things like HDR and SLI will be available when the game is still two months out from the PC launch, it means to me there’s a company that is saying “we are ready to take your money”. That might seem a bit wierd, as one assumes game companies are always ready to take your money, but when a big budget game comes out without supporting these types of niche, high end technologies it sends a message that they’re disinterested in attracting the business of those most willing to spent a lot of money on frivolous crap (aka video games). As an owner of an enthusiast build, I was leaning away from getting this game as I believed Activision wasn’t going to be serious about the PC side, but now I’m giving it more serious thought.

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