With the PC version of Destiny 2 finally releasing tomorrow, Bungie has confirmed that all future downloadable content and updates will arrive on the platform on the same day as the console versions.
Bungie PC lead David Shaw spoke to PC Gamer on the subject, saying that “with the raid you don’t want the raid to be open on day one because it’s like ‘how fast can I get there?’ Instead we’ll delay a week so people have a chance to, I’m going to use the word ‘casually’ get ready for the raid, but they’ll have the same amount of time, everybody’s on the same page.”
The Leviathan Raid will launch on Oct. 31, giving players a full week to gear up and get their Power level to the required number. After that, there will be no further delays of content between the PC and console versions.
“Trials will come out the following week,” Shaw continued. “Beyond that, once we get through that window of intentional staggering of content, when DLC 1 comes out, when DLC 2 comes out, all of those will be day and date with PC. It’s honestly easier for us to ship them all together than it is to try and separate anything out. For us our intent is 100 percent to keep all our platforms equal.”
It is possible for the different versions of the game to get different tuning, however. This is an important facet, due to something like one gun archetype playing completely differently on PC than on console due to a number of factors, like framerate or mouse and keyboard controls.
“We absolutely are going to monitor the game once it comes out,” said Shaw. “And we won’t be just listening to the ‘what is Destiny saying?’ We’ll be specifically listening to what PC players are saying. Are they having different challenges? As we get crash reports we’ll be differentiating by platform and saying ‘okay, what does PC need?’ So if we find things that are problematic we certainly will be eager to address them.”
Destiny 2 players on PC won’t have to wait long for further content, as the game’s first DLC, The Curse of Osiris, is scheduled to release some time in the winter.