Several Destiny 2 Players Running PS4 Version On PS5, Bungie Optimizing Last-Gen Versions
Bungie has revealed that a a notable number of PS5 users are playing the PS4 version of Destiny 2 on their current-generation consoles.
In its latest blog update, Bungie has mentioned that a decent chunk of the PS5 user base is playing the PS4 version of Destiny 2. This is undoubtedly due to these players being unaware of the fact, and not due to any performance-related reasons. The PS4 version of the game is capped at 30 fps, while the PS5 version runs at a stable 60 fps, and even takes things a step further for the PvP Crucible mode, where it runs at 120 fps.
For the optimal experience on PlayStation 5, players are advised to make sure they have upgraded to the current-gen version of the game. It’s a free upgrade, which simply requires you to head to the game hub for the PS4 version if you have a physical copy or search for the PS5 version on the PlayStation Store if you have a digital PS4 copy, and then select the upgrade offer.
Bungie also announced that it is looking to modifying some textures in both the PS4 and Xbox One versions in order to reduce their memory footprint. The changes made in this regard will be rolled out with the release of the Lightfall expansion on February 28, 2023. According to the developer, this change will help it in continuing to support the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and Xbox One X versions with new content.
Destiny 2 is a free-to-play online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie. It was first made available in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows as a pay-to-play title. On October 1, 2019, it embraced the games as a service model and went free-to-play under the name New Light. The game was then released on Stadia the following month, and on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S platforms in December 2020. Activision had been the publisher of the game up until December 31, 2018, when Bungie bought the franchise’s publishing rights. It is the follow-up to Destiny from 2014 and its later expansions.