Bungie dropped a bombshell during yesterday’s Destiny 2 gameplay event, announcing that the PC version of the game will be exclusively available on the Battle.net Launcher. This is the first ever non-Blizzard title that will be featured on the Blizzard app which makes one wonder if its Blizzard’s first steps in competing with Valve Software’s Steam app.
We want to let everyone know that a new game will be appearing alongside your favorite Blizzard games—one that’s a little different from what you might normally expect. Bungie’s upcoming first-person action game Destiny 2 will be joining the party! We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Bungie and Activision to support the PC version of Destiny 2 exclusively via Battle.net.
PC gamers excitement for Destiny 2 died quite swiftly after PC Gamer’s interview with David Shaw, head of Bungie’s PC department, stating that the PC version will not have dedicated servers.
It is a complicated typology. We do not have dedicated servers for Destiny 2 on PC.
Dedicated servers have always been a big deal for PC gamers where a good portion will simply not play a shooter without them. During Activisions announcement of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s abandonment of dedicated servers, a large number of PC gaming community completely boycott the game in retaliation. This announcement by Bungie has had players very confused, especially after the success of the original Destiny on consoles.
Not all bad news for Destiny fans with the announcement of clan support being added to the sequel which was strongly requested by the community.
It seems unlikely that Destiny 2 will be as successful with PC gamers as it will be with console gamers. Hopefully soon developers and publishers will start taking the PC gaming community’s requests a little more seriously.