Destiny 2 developer Bungie has outlined some "save the dates" for fans who want to get in on the betas for the upcoming sequel. They also decided to drop a PC release date of October 24, about seven weeks after the PS4 and Xbox One launch on September 6. The console date was originally revealed as September 8.
The first date to know is July 18, when players that pre-ordered for PS4 will get to jump into the closed beta, Bungie said in a tweet. Those that pre-order for Xbox One will get to start the following day. On July 21, the PS4 and Xbox One open beta kicks in, with the beta ending two days later on July 23. Finally, PC player will get their own beta sometime in late August.
Destiny 2 will be optimized for the newly announced Xbox One X, previously Project Scorpio, with game director Luke Smith saying it will run at 30FPS. That seems a bit odd given that 4K and 60FPS are starting to become the norm.
Bungie had previously withheld a PC launch date because of all the inherent differences between console and PC development and the need to "do it right." At least, now PC players can target when to spend their money if they choose not to pre-order. Destiny 2 will be available through Blizzard's launcher exclusively.