No need to break the bank.
When you think "PC gaming", you probably think that you need the latest and greatest hardware to play new titles. I'm here to tell you that that's not strictly true, you can actually get away with playing new games with a mid-range rig and still get those sweet 60 frames.
While the minimum and recommended specs haven't been released into the wild as of yet (he did suggest that they may see the light of day around E3), David Shaw, Destiny 2
PC lead, has offered some reassurance; "No, you absolutely won't have to buy the latest and greatest hardware to be able to play the game and have a fun, quality experience"
The first installment of Destiny might have skipped PC, however Shaw acknowledged the need to "come out of the gate and be legit on day one"
to convince PC gamers that this is no lackluster console port. Activision has previously stated that the PC version will have meaningful features
, and we now know
that it'll offer 4K support, unlocked framerates, control remapping, amongst other features.
Shaw has also revealed
that "we do not have dedicated servers for Destiny 2 on PC"
. He did say that Bungie and Vicarious Visions (the clever people behind the PC version) are aware of concerns related to lag in Destiny, however they're not ready to share any specifics regarding tickrate.
While your gear won't transfer over from the console version of Destiny to the PC version of Destiny 2, your appearance will and returning players will be eligible to receive some sort of 'honour'
in the new addition to the series. "We definitely have gotten strong feedback that people are interested in [migrating from consoles]. At this time, we don't have anything to announce. We think it's super interesting, we totally get it, but we don't have anything really to say about that topic today"
"We've already got a pretty sizable history with Destiny and we expect a long one in the future, so I would say there are lots of things we would say, today, we're not doing, but that are on the table. This is something, certainly, I personally think about quite a lot".
PC gamers could be waiting a bit longer to get their mitts on Destiny 2 than console gamers, as the 8th September release date might not apply to the PC version. When it does release, it'll be available through Blizzard's launcher app, formally known as Battle.net.
My fellow PC gamers, how do you feel about this? I'll be putting my i7 & 1060 to the test!