PC version of Destiny 2 has several technical advantages, some of which will be mitigated with the next generation of consoles. The most important one is that console players will get the FOV slider.
Fans of FPS games on consoles have had to endure with narrow FOV for years but it appears that the next generation will finally deal with that issue. Destiny 2 is one of the games that will take a step forward and let the console users finally adjust their FOV when the next-gen update kicks in on December 8, 2020.
While this change is massive, it is not the only one in store for next-gen consoles. Bungie posted the target performance for each of the consoles we've seen so far.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will get:
- 4K resolution
- 60 FPS
- FOV slider
- Faster loading times
- Cross-gen play
- Free update to the next-gen version
Xbox Series S will differ slightly due to the less powerful hardware. The only difference is that it will support 1080p at 60FPS instead of 4K60. That said, this option is definitely a huge upgrade over the current-gen consoles as well.
Cross-gen play might prove the be problematic in the future if current-gen consoles remain devoid of FOV slider since this will give next-gen players a huge advantage when it comes to perception in Crucible.
While seeing more is important, the frame rate is as well so playing at 60 FPS as opposed to 30 will definitely prove to be a boon so it remains to be seen how this will all fit with the cross-gen gameplay.