The problem with platform exclusivity is that sometimes it risks alienating potential gamers who would love to play the game, but don’t own the particular console the game has launched on. Such was the case with Bungie’s Destiny title that was exclusive to consoles but not on the PC, but that has changed.
Bungie’s latest installment in the Destiny franchise, Destiny 2, was launched just last month. However it seems that whatever Bungie has done with Destiny 2 has proven to be a hit amongst gamers because according to the latest figures from the NPD Group, Destiny 2 has managed to become the best-selling title for 2017.
According to a new report, Destiny 2 physical game sales are down more than 50 percent in the United States compared to the original Destiny game in the first month after launch. NPD’s report is based on sell-through data sourced by three Wall Street analyst reports. Analysts say that the launch month of Destiny 2 brought in a lower amount of physical sales compared to the original title by a […]
Following the success of Destiny, it did not come as a surprise that Bungie would launch a sequel in the form of Destiny 2. So far reviews of the game have been mostly positive, which is why it doesn’t really surprise us to learn that there are many players who are playing the game at the moment.
If you’re someone who isn’t a fan of microtransactions inside of a game that you’ve just paid full price for, then you might be disappointed to learn that microtransactions will seemingly be making a return to Bungie’s upcoming Destiny 2. This is according to a recent flyer posted by GameStop in which is appears to confirm that silver will be making its return.
When it comes to video game trailers, there are many approaches that we have seen over the years, with some developers opting to create trailers based on in-game footage, while others opt for more cinematic-quality trailers with CG, or in the case with Bungie’s Destiny 2, it seems that they have opted to use a live action trailer.
Bungie’s Destiny 2 is expected to be released early next month, and for gamers who can’t wait and would like to sate their appetite, you’ll be pleased to learn that Bungie has since released a new launch trailer for the upcoming game, which as with most trailers, does a pretty good job of hyping up its release.
Console versus PC gaming is a debate that will pretty keep going as long as either platform exists. One popular argument that can be made in favor of PC gaming is that because PCs are upgradeable and for the most part modular, gamers can always swap out components when needed, versus consoles which are usually fixed.
So the open beta access for Destiny 2 on console has pretty much come to an end, and as you might recall, the folks at Bungie did previously state that the PC version of the open beta would be kicking off in August, but no specific dates were mentioned, at least until now where Bungie has announced the dates for PC.
Last week Bungie announced that the Destiny 2 open beta was open to all console gamers regardless of whether they pre-purchased the game or not. The beta was supposed to run from the 21st of July until the 23rd of July, which is today, but it seems that Bungie has decided that they will be extending the beta.
The thing about betas is that they aren’t the finished product, which means that there are kinks that need to be worked out, and bugs that need to be fixed. However for the most part, betas usually give users an idea of where the developer is headed at with their software, and for players of Destiny 2, they aren’t too thrilled.
Earlier this month, Bungie announced the dates for its open beta for Destiny 2. The open beta actually kicked off several days ago on the 18th of July, however it was only available for PS4 gamers who pre-ordered the game, followed by the 19th of July which was only available for Xbox One gamers who pre-ordered the game.
While the first Destiny game did not support the PC, Bungie was quick to correct this with Destiny 2 which will not only be the first Destiny game to be launched on the PC, but will also be the first non-Blizzard title to be available via the Battle.net launcher (Activision being its publisher probably has something to do with that).
When Destiny 2 was announced, one of the surprises was how the game was announced for the PC. This is because the first Destiny game was console-only, and many had assumed the same would happen with the sequel, but apparently not. For those who do plan on playing the game on the PC, here’s something you might want to do.