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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Reselect Name

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.