Bungie's Destiny 2 on PC is getting a seven week delay compared to its console release, according to Thomas Gawrys, a spokesperson from Vicarious Visions, who are partnered with Activision and Bungie on the project. The new release date is October 24th, 2017.
Bungie and Activision are attempting to deliver on what PC gamers are looking for. There are a number of differences between the PC and console versions. These include full keyboard and mouse support, no capped frame rate, custom key mapping, 21:9 monitor support, resolution up to 3840x2160. Even with the delay, this is a smart idea from Bungie and Activision, as PC gamers are notoriously unforgiving when it comes to broken games. Taking the extra seven weeks will hopefully give Destiny 2 the thorough combover it needs to be ready for PC release.
PC gamers will be able to get the beta version of Destiny 2 in August. It has been described as a "true beta" according to a spokesperson from Bungie, David Shaw. The console beta opens on Tuesday, July 18th, at 10am PT.
Officially, Destiny 2 on PC won't be able to support mods, but it is very clear that Activision and Bungie are trying to give an authentic PC experience, and that includes a good deal of malleability. As far as the potential for hacking goes, Bungie has said that they are looking into developing a dedicated team to "keep a level playing field."As far as carrying saved characters or accounts between PC and console, neither developer would confirm or deny that they are attempting anything. They were very vague on this detail, giving speculation that they would not work on it.
Delays on games are becoming more common these days - most big developers have at least one major delay between the announcement and the official release date. This is a result of enflamed production and development budgets, which are becoming a norm in the video game industry, as games are achieving a wider appeal, and with it, greater expectations and competition. On console, the game is set to launch a whole two days earlier than originally intended, bringing it to September 6th, 2017.
Interested parties are able to pre-order Destiny 2 on Battle.net.