In a slightly disappointing turn of events, Bungie has said the PC version of Destiny 2 will be coming at a later date than the console release. The Xbox One and PS4 release is on September 8th, while PC Destiny 2 will be delayed as Bungie “is committed to doing the PC version right.” Fair enough; it beats having another Batman: Arkham Knight travesty on our hands.
While the wait will be a little excruciating, Bungie is at least rolling out the red carpet with its PC support. Destiny 2 will support 4K resolution (3820 x 2160), an uncapped frame rate, mouse and keyboard support with key mapping, text chat, adjustable FOV and 21:9 monitor support. Early impressions suggest this is, somewhat obviously, the ultimate way to play Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 PC Control Scheme
Destiny 2 is also going to be releasing on Battle.net, the first non-Blizzard game to do so. There will be no Steam release, nor Windows Store. This makes a great deal of sense considering Blizzard and Activision fall under the same banner, and it’s also one of the few games which could actually grow Battle.net’s user-base in a similar manner to a Blizzard title. The original Destiny sold 20 million copies on console, so Destiny 2 is going to be an absolute monster if it delivers.
"We’re gonna be right on there with World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone," says game director Luke Smith. "It’s like a tray full of experiences that you can love like a hobby, and full of passionate communities."
Speaking about the potential of future Activision games finding their way onto Battle.net, he said "Our focus in terms of supporting non-Blizzard games is solely around Destiny 2. Aside from potentially evaluating needs or opportunities for future Activision games, we don’t have any short- or long-term plans to support third-party games with Battle.net."
At this rate, Steam's going to be struggling for the AAA titles. Between Origin, Blizzard.net, Windows Store, Uplay's on again, off again romance with Steam, and Bethesda's inevitable move to its own launcher, a number of the biggest publishers are looking for ways around Valve's 30% cut.
Anyway, the end result of all this is that Destiny 2 will be coming to PC via Battle.net, although we will have to wait a little longer. Whether it's a matter of days, weeks, or even months, we'll have to wait and see.