Will Destiny 2 support 4K on Xbox One X? Bungie isn't saying, yet

Still, there remains a question mark over whether Destiny 2, which historically favors PlayStation users, will support the extra power found in the Xbox One X. At least for the time being, Bungie is reluctant to say.

Sony has a pervasive (and likely expensive) marketing deal in place with the Destiny franchise, which went to great lengths to prevent Microsoft from marketing (or even mentioning) the Xbox One version of the original game. It doesn't seem to be as aggressive and anti-competitive for Destiny 2, thankfully, but many questions have been raised about whether Bungie will actually utilize the Xbox One X's additional power, or hold the game back to keep it in-line with Sony's weaker PlayStation 4 Pro.

On the PS4 Pro, Destiny 2 will be able to achieve 4K in certain situations, leveraging dynamic scaling during more intense sequences. Will the Xbox One X receive the same treatment? Bungie isn't saying.

In an interview with IGN, Bungie's Mark Noseworthy stated that while the company is "interested" in supporting the Xbox One X, they don't have any announcements pertaining to supporting it.

As you can see in the D2 Beta, the PS4 Pro is already supporting dynamic 4K resolution. The Xbox One X ships after D2, so we don't have any announcements for how we're supporting it right now but it is something we are interested in. In terms of HDR, we won't support HDR at D2 console launch. We're really excited about the feature (I own an HDR TV and want it badly too!) and very much want to see it arrive sometime post-launch. But I can't promise a date today.

It's a little more hopeful than a "no," but Noseworthy's ambiguous answer shouldn't be taken as a definitive "yes," either. Keeping it vague allows them to keep the door open to support, without alienating Xbox fans in the near-term who might be hopeful for support down the line.

With or without 4K support, Destiny 2 seems to be shaping up fairly well if its recent beta test is any indication, which offers a renewed emphasis on cinematic story telling — something the original game desperately needed.

Will an Xbox One X enhanced version of Destiny 2 sway your purchase decision? Let us know in the comments.

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