With just two weeks left until the start of Destiny 2’s open beta on PC, everything is full steam ahead towards the next step in the road towards the game’s release.
Preordering the game will get players access to the beta on Aug. 28, with the beta going open on Aug. 29. The PC version is looking to be the best graphical experience that the title can offer, as the new trailer suggests, thanks to its 4K resolution and uncapped framerate. Meanwhile, the console versions of the game will be locked to 30fps.
What makes the trailer even more special is that it was posted from the official Blizzard Entertainment Twitter. The PC version of Destiny 2 will launch on Blizzard’s Battle.net app, making it the first non-Blizzard title to be made available there.
Back in May, Destiny 2 director Luke Smith and project lead Mark Noseworthy spoke to IGN about why the console versions of the game were locked at 30fps.
“The console, the PS4 Pro is super powerful, but it couldn’t run our game at 60,” said Smith. “Our game’s this rich physics simulation where collision of players, networking, etc, and like, it wouldn’t run… [there’s] not enough horsepower there.”
“It’s on the CPU side,” said Noseworthy. “Destiny’s simulation, like we have more AI, more monsters in an environment with physically simulated vehicles and characters and projectiles, and it’s part of the Destiny magic, like that, like 30 seconds of fun, like coming around a corner and throwing a grenade, popping a guy in the head, and then you add like five, six, seven other players in a public event; that is incredibly intensive for hardware.”
Players will be able to compare the PC version to the console versions of the beta in just a couple of weeks, but they will have to wait until Oct. 24 for the full release of the game on PC. Meanwhile, Destiny 2 launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 6.