Over the course of the current generation, we saw the first real introduction to the notion of games as a service. Many of these most popular titles are still very much healthy and active, and as such will continue to be supported long into the life of the next-gen consoles. For Destiny 2, players will have to wait a little bit to experience the full fat next-gen version. Luckily the wait will only be minimal however, as Destiny 2’s next gen patch will arrive on the 8th of December, bringing with it some exciting additions.
Making the announcement on its website, Bungie revealed that “the stars have aligned, and the next generation of console gameplay begins in the launch window for Beyond Light. As we continue to improve Destiny 2, we’re taking the opportunity to optimize the experience you’ll have on this new hardware.”
While we already knew that Destiny 2 would receive a next-gen patch, details were sparse on the when and how of it all. Bungie has now confirmed that “the next generation optimized version of Destiny 2 will launch on December 8,” though “things like faster load times and cross-generation play will be available on November 10.”
Come the 8th of December, both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X players will benefit from 4K resolution, 60fps gameplay, faster load times, and cross-generational play within their respective ecosystems. Lastly, in a welcome surprise, Destiny 2 on next-gen consoles will offer an FOV slider, allowing players to tweak the field of view to their liking. The Xbox Series S will receive all these same benefits, except resolution, which will be capped at 1080p.
Destiny 2 on PC has always vastly outperformed its console counterparts, and with how beautiful the world of Destiny 2 is, and how satisfying the guns feel, it’s exciting that console players will be able to experience it all in 4K and at 60fps when the update goes live, free for all on the 8th of December.
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