During the recent Destiny 2 gameplay reveal and livestream, Bungie reconfirmed the series is finally coming to PC, and this won't be some half-hearted port. It seems the Destiny 2 on PC will offer some distinct advantages over the console versions, like, say, an uncapped framerate.
In a recent interview with PC Gamer, Bungie's David Shaw confirmed console versions of Destiny 2 will be locked at a relatively-sluggish 30fps. On the other hand, the PC version will capable of framerates much higher than that.
"[Destiny 2] is 30 on the consoles. [The PC version] does play at 60 but the framerate is uncapped. It's at 60 on the floor, I think, because I believe that's what g-sync is doing with it—and we think g-sync is fantastic tech, we're working with Nvidia. But if you want to play at 144fps and your rig will handle it, it'll do that just fine."
Okay, so the basic Xbox 360 and PS4 can only do 30fps, but does this apply to the beefed-up PlayStation 4 Pro? The whole point of that machine was getting most games to 1080p and 60fps! Well, apparently, Destiny 2 is too much game for even the Pro…
"The PS4 Pro is super-powerful, but it couldn't run our game at 60fps. Our game's this rich physics simulation, with collision and players, networking etc. It wouldn't run - not enough horsepower there yet."
Now Bugnie's comments about Destiny 2 being "unrealistic" on the Nintendo Switch make more sense! Apparently, this game is going to be quite the hardware-devouring beast. But, but…wait about Project Scorpio? It's even more powerful than the PS4 Pro! Surely it could run Destiny 2 as 60fps?
Well, gaming site ICXM asked Bungie about Destiny 2 on Project Scorpio, and the publisher claimed they couldn't say anything until E3. Could Project Scorpio get a smoother-running version of Destiny 2? Maybe, although Activision has a very close relationship with Sony, with all Destiny DLC coming out a year early on PS4, so it seems unlikely the publisher would hand Microsoft an obvious advantage.
Destiny 2 arrives on the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on September 8. You can check out all WWG's latest coverage, right here.