Joy overcame all fans when they found out Bungie moved the release date of Destiny 2 closer. This is good news indeed, but why did the developer decide to release the sci-fi shooter earlier? The explanation was quick to come, and it seems the reason was to release the stress put on servers.
Destiny 2 comes earlier than expect
Bungie pleasantly surprised Destiny fans with the announcement related to the release of the second game in the franchise. Instead of Friday, September 8th, Destiny 2 will be out on Wednesday, September 6th. This change was not only thought over for fans, and is in fact a clever strategy.
Luke Smith, the Destiny 2 director, said that moving the release earlier would help them avoid a lot of problems. If they had released it on Friday, the servers would have been in danger of crashing. Now, this will no longer be the case, and it will also give developers enough time to get ready to receive the overwhelming amount of players presumed to overtake the servers the first weekend after the release.
The reason of the change is logistic
Bungie has gotten used to facing the biggest number of players for a game in the Saturday of the first week of the game’s existence. Therefore, a Friday release would have been risky, so the change has mostly logistical reasons. Even if it wasn’t intended for the fans, they are most surely not upset to receive Destiny 2 earlier.
In case you weren’t aware of it yet, these issues concern only Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users. Destiny 2 will be released on PC as well, but it will come two months after the console versions. This will happen because Bungie wants all the time to make the PC version as good as it gets. In fact, this is the first time when franchise becomes available for the platform, so everything should turn out perfect.
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