Grounded's Next-Gen Xbox Series X|S Optimisations Detailed Ahead of November Update

Ruben Fields
October 17, 2020

Xbox head and executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft Phil Spencer talked about Microsoft's next-gen strategy, its upcoming consoles and the acquisition of ZeniMax Media in an interview with Kotaku. Check out our news story for the full list of Xbox Series X launch titles. The developer also announced the next-gen enhancement's release date, pushing it out to December 8th, almost a month after Beyond Light's launch on November 10th. FOV has been a long requested feature for console players of Destiny 2 and the upgrade will put consoles in line with what the setting can do on PC. Bungie is continuing to test the settings across each platform and will have more details as the launch date gets closer.

Destiny 2 will be backwards compatible on PS5 and Xbox Series X when the consoles launc next month, but the fully next-gen version of the game won't land until December 8.

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Pre-orders first opened in South Africa on 22 September 2020, with both the Series X and Series S consoles being available from a number of participating retailers. Unfortunately Xbox Series S is being left out of this one and will cap at 1080p. Keeping expectations in check, the studio warned that "some load times are dependent on networking and matchmaking", so the new speed gains can only go so far.

"There will be noticeable improvements to things like loading the game and inspecting character inventory", according to Bungie.

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