Bungie today provided an elaborate overview of the next-gen update coming to all console version of Destiny 2, free of charge. With, like, charts, and everything.
Which tells us that recent speculation about PS5 and Xbox Series X differences were, fortunately, based on too much needless concerns. For once, that is, so don’t let your guard down. But for the time being, we are pleased to report that there should be no major performance differences between the Xbox Series X and PS5 versions of Destiny 2 after the next-gen patches in question are applied.
In practice, that means 4K support at 60 frames per second, though dips during intense sequences are pretty much a given, based on decades of AAA game development precedent.
Still, 120Hz Crucible Support will be on board of both versions, together with a Field of View (FOV) slider, something almost unheard of on consoles, but very much appreciated regardless. Faster loading times, cross-generational multiplayer, and better-quality textures are part of the free content drop, as well.
Now, the Xbox Series S version of Destiny 2 will also get its own next-gen update, just with 1080p textures applied, but still with the promise of 60Hz action. Unfortunately, 120Hz gameplay won’t be available on the more accessible of the two Xbox concoles. And of course, the formally identical specs scheets do not guarantee parity between the Xbox Series X and PS5 versions of next-gen Destiny 2.
As Microsoft’s newest console is still understood to be substantially more powerful than what Sony is offering as of late 2020. Teraflops-wise, at least, which still means something when it comes to splitting FPS performance hairs like we’re hoping Bungie will continue doing in the future.