Digital Foundry experts continue to test games that were bypassed last year. This time, the choice fell on Destiny 2 , which received an update for the Xbox Series and PlayStation 5 in December.
On the new hardware, the looter shooter runs at 60 FPS, which fans have been asking for a long time.
Destiny 2 is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in native 4K, but drawdowns up to 2560×2160 occur, but very rarely. On the younger Series S, the game runs at 1080p. In terms of graphics, Destiny 2 on the nextgen is practically unchanged – the texture filtering is the same, the reflections have been slightly improved. DF is confident that Bungie has focused on frame rates first.
FPS on Xbox Series and PlayStation 5 didn’t disappoint either. Almost perfect 60 FPS with rare drops (for some reason, they happen more often on PS5). Additionally, Series X and PS5 offer 120 FPS in the Crucible PvP mode. Here, the tweaks are already more noticeable – the resolution is reduced to 1440p, but even in this case, the coveted 120 frames mark is not always stable. On consoles, the frame rate often drops to 80-90 FPS.
Digital Foundry said the Destiny 2 upgrade was decent, but raised concerns about the PS4 and Xbox One. The fact is that now the players on the nextgen have an advantage over the old consoles – after all, 60/120 FPS against 30. Moreover, in the future, Bungie is going to implement a full-fledged crossplay between all platforms.
Perhaps the developers will allow you to disable this option if desired.