With November 10th as its release date, Destiny 2’s new Beyond Light expansion is releasing just in time for the launch of Microsoft and Sony’s next-generation consoles. But those who plan to buy Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X for playing Destiny 2 have to wait for quite a few days as several of the new enhancements will not get released until December 8.
“While things like faster load times and cross-generation play will be available on November 10th, we’re taking some time on the following enhancements to ensure a smooth experience when playing Destiny 2 on your new devices,” Bungie said.
Following the update, the next-generation consoles will render the Destiny 2 at 60 frames per second. Players can also expect to see both faster load times and cross-generation play within console families (PS5 with PS4 and Xbox Series X/S with Xbox One).
We actually feel that the better loading times will be a particularly alluring feature for console players, as it not only let them fly into places like the Tower in a short amount of time but also loads inventory information, such as hovering over a particular equipment slot in the character sheet quickly. This problem has plagued current-gen console players for a long time.
While these were some basic features, several other attributes are going to take a bit more time before they go online on the next generation consoles and won’t arrive until December 8, including 4K resolution (only on PS5 and Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S will be limited to 1080p), and constant 60fps framerate.
Bungie also states that PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S will have a field of view slider, a big feature for Destiny 2 on consoles. Its primary aim is to offer a similar field of view range as what’s available through the PC version of the game, where you can adjust the slider between 55 and 105 degrees.
Upgrading to the next-gen version of Destiny 2 is free on PlayStation 5 and on Xbox Series X/S through Xbox Smart Delivery.
We understand the frustration of next-gen players who were eager to play Destiny 2’s expansion, Beyond Light, and get the full 4K and 60fps experience right away at the expansion launch. But they should cheer themselves up, as cross-generation play at launch is really an enormous deal.
At least, it ensures that clans and other friend groups will be able to keep playing together, no matter who has the money to upgrade their systems. This ends our news about Destiny 2 release on the next generation consoles.
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