Destiny 2 The Next Gen Move


Boidurjya Ganguly


Jun, 11.2020

Bungie’s MMO looter shooter Destiny 2 is coming to the next gen of consoles (Xbox Series
X and PlayStation 5). Ports for the game will release this holiday season and Bungie has
given an idea on what they will be like. Bungie is promising the next-gen versions of Destiny
2 will support 60fps and 4K resolution on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which marks
a significant jump from the 30fps / 1080p version of the game on current-generation
consoles. Despite the jump, Bungie has promised that cross-generation versions will be fully
compatible with each other. PlayStation 5 owners will be able to play Destiny 2 with friends
on the PS4 version, and Xbox Series X customers will have cross-play with the Xbox One
version. Bungie also revealed that they are working on cross-platform play for some time in
2021, which would finally make it possible for Xbox and PlayStation players to enjoy
Destiny 2 together.
Sticking to their commitment on providing support for both Destiny and Destiny 2 on both
current and next generation consoles, Bungie has also announced that current Destiny 2
owners on PS4 and Xbox One will get free upgrades to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
versions of the game for all existing content. The Xbox version will rely on Microsoft’s
Smart Delivery Program which makes it backwards compatible with the Xbox X even if you
buy the Xbox One version. But for PlayStation fans, it marks the first of that kind of support
from the developer for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It’s still not clear whether Sony
will be offering a formal program for developers to offer free upgraded versions for other
games. As Destiny 2 is free to play it’s harder to pinpoint if Sony will be providing this kind
of support for the game or if the live service nature of the game similar to Fortnite allows the
company to be more generous for honoring purchases across generations. However, the
cross-purchasing will only apply within console families and not across different families of
consoles. Destiny 2 continues to grow and expand and a lot of new content has also been
announced by Bungie and it’s always good news for new and old Destiny 2 fans. In fact, if
you didn’t try the game before this might be a good time to finally load this game up.