To say I’m a Bungie fan is a bit of an understatement. I vividly remember playing Halo: Combat Evolved for the first time at a store demo in 2001 while my mother went about her shopping, which is where I fell in love with the developer. When Halo 3 came out I even purchased the Legendary Edition, which came with a full-sized Master Chief helmet. Unfortunately, the helmet wasn’t wearable like I’d hoped, but it still has a place on the shelf to this day. I’ve played every game Bungie released through the Xbox 360 generation, though as I grew older and my taste in games began to change and I found myself gravitating away from consoles and more to the PC.
New Frontiers This caused a problem when the first Destiny was announced and didn’t include a PC version like myself and others had hoped it would. Over the past 3 years since its release I’ve read and seen a lot of great things about Destiny, and still held out hope it would come to PC someday. Now with the recent announcement of Destiny 2, my dreams have finally come true, and I’ll finally be able to play Destiny on my PC!
On May 18th Bungie finally revealed gameplay footage and a slew of features and details particularly interesting to PC gamers in their Destiny 2 live stream.
Many of my friends have put considerable time into Destiny and accrued a wealth of rare and powerful gear. Having never developed an experienced and well-equipped character I feared this would put first-timers like myself at a disadvantage in Destiny 2. While a controversial move in the eyes of many, I was happy to hear existing characters imported from Destiny would be given a clean slate only retaining their class, race, gender, and appearance. This is accomplished as part of the Destiny 2 Story and is a creative way of putting everyone on an even playing field.
It was also announced that Destiny 2 will be the first non-Blizzard title to utilize the venerable Battle.net platform. Long-time and experienced PC Gamers have probably used Battle.net before, which was first released with Diablo in 1996, and all subsequent Blizzard titles like StarCraft and World of Warcraft. The platform boasts top-level game management, cheat protection, multiplayer services, social networking, and should provide its strong foundation PC gamers have come to rely upon in Destiny 2.