Bungie has a long history of creating excellent shooter experiences for consoles. Everything started when they created Halo for Xbox and it grew from there. They have since moved onto their newest brand, Destiny, and are in the process of making history with Destiny 2.
For the first time in the series history, Bungie will be releasing Destiny for PC, in addition to consoles. Destiny 2 is a new beginning for all players, and PC gamers will be a part of that. Most multi-platform releases come to PS4, Xbox One and PC, but that hasn’t been the case for many of Bungie’s games.
Bungie understands PC is a different beast from PS4 and Xbox One. A straight up port of the console experience to PC will not be good enough for the studio. That’s why Bungie PC lead David Shaw spoke about the improvements they’ve made to Destiny 2 on PC, and went into specifics regarding some of those changes.
“We have done a ton of work. One of the key factors we looked at when coming to PC is that we don’t want anybody looking at the game as a console port. Yeah, Bungie has a long history in console. People seem to love the console games. We wanted to make sure that it feels like a PC game, it plays like a PC game.
“We’ve gone and changed things, like if you were to compare side-by-side screenshots, you’ll find that the reticle is slightly below center on consoles. It’s dead center on the PC. One of the things we found in development is that we were kind of chasing the mouse because of the way our recoil model works, so we’ve adjusted that. We’ve done a ton of work to try and make [the PC version] feel and play like a great PC shooter,” Shaw told PCGamer.
There are countless times when a console game launches on PC, and it doesn’t go well. PC gamers don’t want a lazy version of a game, particularly one like Destiny 2. There will be a lot of content for players to dig into, so the need for quality is high. Bungie understands the need to make a quality experience for PC, and they seem committed to doing so.
Bungie and Activision will launch Destiny 2 this coming Sept. 8. The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC. There will be a beta that takes place this summer, though the date is unknown. Expect to hear exact dates this coming June when E3 2017 rolls around. The announcement will likely come during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Destiny 2.
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