Field of view and you: How adjustable FOV affects gameplay in Destiny 2 on PS5

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Field of view and you: How adjustable FOV affects gameplay in Destiny 2 on PS5

Owners of Destiny 2 on PS4 can upgrade to the PS5 version for free starting today.

Sony continues its bold foray into the future with the launch of PlayStation 5. Bungie is proud to partner with them and journey into the next generation of gaming with a revolutionary update to Destiny 2. Since the launch of Destiny 2’s latest expansion, Beyond Light, Bungie began harnessing the improved power of the PS5 console to deliver an optimized next-gen experience to players all over the world.

With the launch of Beyond Light on November 10 we released our first next-gen improvements, with additional enhancements announced for release on December 8. Best of all, Destiny 2 owners who play on PlayStation 4 are able to upgrade to the optimized version on their new PlayStation 5, completely free.

As soon as PlayStation 5 launched on November 12, owners began making use of the console’s ultra-fast SSD hardware to improve load times significantly. The faster load times affect systems throughout Destiny 2. From starting the game to loading UI elements, and even navigating through menus; multiple heavily trafficked areas of the game were upgraded to become smoother and more responsive.

And launch was only the beginning. With today’s update, the next-gen optimized version of Destiny 2 brings console players a series of firsts. Destiny 2 will be playable at an awe-inspiring 4K resolution. But making the game look incredible was only half of the equation. Knowing how crucial fluid gameplay is to the action MMO, Bungie bundled this improvement in graphical fidelity with a buttery smooth 60 FPS. That’s 4K at 60 FPS – a first for Destiny 2 on console.

Along with this responsive high-resolution presentation, another Destiny 2 first is included with this update: A customizable field of view slider. This hallmark of FPS gaming is a powerful feature that allows players to modify the way their character visually interprets every environment in the game. It’s an incredibly personal aesthetic that provides players with a custom way to view the world of Destiny 2. Think about whether you like pictures that are zoomed in and highlight specific subjects, or if you like pictures that are wider and allow you to take in an entire scene – the control to choose a view that feels natural is now at your fingertips.

Coupled with the aesthetic improvement a custom field of view slider provides are numerous gameplay implications. When your view is wide, you can see more enemies, but those enemies are also much smaller and harder to aim at. Conversely, narrow your view and targets become much larger, but your peripheral vision is much more limited. No one option is “best” for everyone and every situation and therein lies the importance and power of this new feature.

The only thing more impressive than these new features might be the seamless way players can upgrade to the PlayStation 5. In the past, console developers and game studios have faced a question when creating new hardware and updates to their games. Namely: Do players who upgrade lose their ability to group and adventure with players who do not upgrade? Furthermore, in a time when so many players have multiple ways to log into Destiny 2, are players asked to have multiple accounts, characters, and progress on each platform they use and own?

The answer to both these questions is a resounding “no.” Bungie worked with Sony to ensure that PlayStation 5 owners are able to continue playing with everyone on PlayStation 4. Dividing the Destiny 2 universe was never an option. Bungie also made sure to provide players with Cross Save, a feature that empowers players to carry their characters and progress between multiple platforms. So, regardless of where you’re at: On the couch, at your desk, on your phone, previous generation or next generation, your characters are always available, and your friends are always a fireteam invite away.

Great care was taken to ensure that nothing players had grown to love about the world of Destiny 2 was sacrificed. The feel of controlling a Guardian, the critically acclaimed gunplay and arial action is all present and familiar. And now, everything looks better, loads faster, and is more customizable.

The stars have truly aligned for the launch of both Beyond Light and PlayStation 5. The new version of Destiny 2 steps into the next generation of gaming and as it does, Guardians take a giant leap into the frozen frontier of Europa. Power has certainly taken a new form, it’s in 4K, and it’s available today.

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  • When and how can we download the PS5 version if we have the PS4 version already installed on our PS5? Thanks

    • It should be an option for you on the store starting at noon EST. You can search it on the store on the console or mobile app. Alternatively you can use the … menu next to the play button and select view product and download it from there.

    • I’m on PS5 and got the update but there are no new options under video. It is still the same 3 options. Does anyone know why?

    • Yes thank you for asking this question

  • Sooo what about the disadvantage old consoles will have against newer consoles improvements? This is a thing, as there’s an option on most games to “not ” cross play with other systems …

  • Finally the console version of this game has caught up to 2017. took 3 years but I can finally play with my console friends but not have to deal with terrible fov and 30fps in a first person shooter in 2020.

  • Was the game updated for the dualsense as well?

    • Yes. It was one of the first things I tried. Haptics feel great. Haven’t sensed any adaptive trigger feedback though.

    • No, it hasn’t. I don’t know what the other poster is on about. It’s got plain old rumble that feels a touch better just because the mechanism in the Dualsense is better. But as far as I can tell, there does not seem to be anything different or special done with the haptics and no use of the adaptive triggers.

  • Nice write up. I would jump back in to look around if my PS5 had the extra storage space

  • The ps5 did not get the upgrade they lied

  • Guys. Why is the store such a mess now? Trying to ascertain if I’m downloading the PS5 version of Destiny or if it is the PS4 version is just the latest entry into a convoluted mess. It didn’t have to be this way. The previous store was phenomenal. This is frustrating, and I shouldn’t be frustrated as I try to spend money on your platform.

  • Started playing today, but there’s no adaptive trigger support! Was hoping they would incorporate it into the PS5 version. Hopefully in a future update..

    • I feel you. We have been spoiled by those triggers already and when they are not used in games like Destiny, something feels wrong. The haptics are there and very nice but this game desperately needs those adaptive triggers. I’d the option of hearing my ghost through the controller speaker.

  • Destiny 2 on PS5 looks and plays wonderful now. If you haven’t played it in a while it’s worth downloading it again on the PS5. It feels like a different game in a good way. Hopefully they will add adaptive triggers and use the speaker for things like the ghost etc. Well done!

  • It runs beautifully for sure but not bothering to use the adaptive triggers in a game entirely about firing guns is just surreal… was looking forward to getting back into this but the pull has defo gone without this function :(

  • Beyond Light is now on sale, both on PC and Xbox. Would you please put it on sale on PS store as well?

  • What they don’t tell you about all this is that if you utilize game sharing with your significant other or a friend or something and that is how you were accessing expansions like beyond light, that function is gone from the PS5 version of the game and you will lose your access to this content if you didn’t personally purchase it.

    This isn’t a complaint, just a heads up.

  • Sooooo, no adaptive trigger support?🤦🏽‍♂️ Hopefully in a patch sooner rather than later😫

  • There will be a new destiny 2 update today for PS5, should he interesting

  • I really like the PS5 version of Destiny 2. But Bungie should take a moment and play Astro’s Playroom on PS5 to learn what the DS5 can do. The haptic feedback really is a next level advancement in gaming. To bad that Bungie didn’t embrace that!

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