Destiny 2 Won’t Have Dedicated Servers on PC

The continuous information stream from Bungie has dropped two crucial bits about the PC version of Destiny 2, and neither of them will make anyone happy.

First, it was revealed that the PC version is being pushed back to an unannounced date. As unfortunate as it is, the developer is currently not able to decide a release date.

Second, the PC version of Destiny 2 will not receive dedicated servers. While talking with PC Gamer in a recent interview, lead developer David Shaw tried to dodge the topic but finally commented that the game has a “complicated topology.” He assured fans that there is nothing to worry about. The decision to forego a staple feature is being taken very seriously by Bungie and “there is new tech coming” to compensate for the lack of dedicated servers.

Also, the PC version of Destiny 2 is not being developed by Bungie. Instead it is Vicarious Visions who is working on the PC version. Vicarious Visions is an Activision-owned studio and has been working with Bungie for over a year. Bungie has also confirmed that the PC version will be fully polished and not simply be a console port.

In addition, Bungie has confirmed a beta. According to the studio, the beta for the game will be coming this summer for PC and consoles. Players will have access to the game’s first single-player mission along with a strike and will be able to walk around on different maps for the duration of the open beta.

Destiny 2 is a first-person action shooter in development at Bungie and is scheduled to launch on September 8, 2017, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and for PC the game will launch at a later date.