Destiny 2 for PC likely as Bungie plans ambitious sequel

Destiny 2 for PC likely as Bungie plans ambitious sequel

Destiny 2 will be coming to the PC, at least if the gaming grapevine is to be believed.

As you're doubtless aware, the original Destiny skipped a Windows version much to the chagrin of PC gamers, only emerging on consoles back in 2014.

However, the sequel to Bungie's online shooter (which is still unannounced) will apparently target three platforms: PS4, Xbox One and the PC.

The speculation regarding a PC version began on NeoGAF, when a forum member ('Benny A') posted that an inside source he knew at Activision had seen a presentation for the game – and that both Vicarious Visions (Guitar Hero) and High Moon Studios (Transformers, Call of Duty – the PS3/X360 versions of Advanced Warfare) would be helping out with the project.

Of course that seemed pretty thin on its own, but Kotaku then added substantially more weight to the rumor, with a report that cited several sources claiming that the sequel would be coming to the PC, the most recent of which also said that Vicarious Visions would be involved.

Kotaku's Jason Schreier heard this a few weeks back, and furthermore earlier this year, he was told that Destiny 2 would be out on the PC with a planned late 2017 launch. Of course, this is all still speculation.

Starting from scratch

Kotaku provided some further details on how the sequel is shaping up, too. Destiny 2 will allegedly be an entirely new game with a fresh world to explore – and this might mean you can't carry your character over from the first outing. Predictably, that last nugget of info has caused considerable outbursts from some players, although equally others are excited at the potential of starting over from scratch.

Whether or not existing characters will be ditched hasn't been determined for sure yet, but apparently the thinking at Bungie is that if they take this route, players will get some sort of compensation for what they achieved in the original game.

To get an idea of what sort of changes are in the works, Bungie staff are comparing the scale of the shift to that seen moving from Diablo to Diablo 2.

Effectively, the devs will be working on a clean sheet, and of course dropping support for the older consoles will mean freeing Bungie from the shackles of lesser-spec hardware.

In terms of content, the broad plan for Destiny 2 is to have planet environments that feel more open and also busier, populated with a greater number of towns and outposts, and furthermore to have quests that are more exciting beyond basic patrol missions.

Kotaku's Schreier further pointed to a post by another NeoGAF forum denizen, Shinobi602, which he said matches up with everything he's heard about the game thus far.

This includes speculation that there are big changes in the works when it comes to plot direction and pacing, with the major focus apparently on Cabal and Saturn. The poster noted: "Saturn is a playspace set to be bigger than all of the playspaces currently implemented in the game combined", and it won't just be larger but denser with activities to get stuck into.

There's also the suggestion that if all content from the original game is scrapped initially, some areas might eventually return to Destiny 2 once they've been revamped and fleshed out for the sequel.

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Android Pay will give you free coffee and London travel next month

Android Pay will give you free coffee and London travel next month

England has some of the most expensive public transport in the world, but for four Mondays in October fares across London are free to anyone using a Mastercard through Android Pay.

Simply load your Mastercard into Android Pay, then use your phone on the contactless terminals for London buses, tube, tram, DLR, TfL rail, Overground, Emirates Air Line cable car, MBNA Thames Clippers river bus services and most National Rail services in the city and Mastercard will refund the fare, up to £30.50 per day.

The offer is available on October 3, 10, 17 and 24, but if you're not in London you don't have to miss out, as you can also get a free hot drink at Caffè Nero stores nationwide on those same days by using a Mastercard with Android Pay.

The incentive is an obvious way to get more people using Android Pay, and it's well timed, as four more UK banks recently signed up to the contactless payment service.

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Aerojet Removal Guide

Aerojet is an adware program that open new tabs while you are browsing the web that show advertisements that contain tech support scams or adware bundles. These advertisements will give no indication where they are being generated from and can be shown when you click on web page links or when the system is idle.
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AnonymizerGadget Removal Guide

AnonymizerGadget is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, that is installed by free software you download from the Internet. This program is advertised as a free proxy service that allows you to stay anonymous when online. When I installed it, though, all I saw was it constantly connecting to various web pages on the Internet. This constant downloading of web pages uses up your computer's network bandwidth and CPU processing power, which could cause your computer to act slower.
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