PS5 console owners have another big game making its way to the PlayStation platform this week, packed with the latest upgrades.
The good news for fans is that this latest addition to the PS5 library won’t be a limited release, like with PS Plus.
This game will be available to download later this week in its upgraded form, alongside the latest optimised titles.
The next game to get the next-gen treatment is Destiny 2, with the popular free-to-play shooter launching on PS5 alongside the Beyond Light expansion.
Destiny 2 launched back in 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One, and looks set to outlast both consoles.
It remains a hugely popular game, and its new free-to-play model makes it an even more enticing proposition.
It should be noted that while this week’s surprise Xbox and PS5 upgrade will be free to download, it won’t extend to the Beyond Light DLC.
You will need to buy that from the store if you want access to all the new content added to the game.
PS5 players can expect to play Destiny 2 in 4K resolution, with 60fps unlocked, and 120hz Crucible Support included.
There is also cross-play support between PS4 and PS5 consoles, as well as faster load times.
Sony and developers Bungie has confirmed that this new update will be available to download on December 8.
However, it should be noted that while Destiny 2 can be download now, gamers will need to redownload the full game for the next-gen experience.
More details on the next-gen Destiny 2 release, with Bungie telling fans: “When Update 3.0.1 releases on December 8, next-gen console users (Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5) will need to download the full-size game, regardless if they have been playing Destiny 2 since Beyond Light’s launch.
“This does not affect Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Steam users. Pre-load will not be available for this patch – pre-loads are usually only available for expansion type patches and are not available for hotfixes or seasonal updates.
“We are offering Field of View customization on consoles for the first time. Our goal is to enable a FOV range similar to that on PC.
“We’re currently testing these settings to ensure smooth performance across each platform and will have additional details closer to launch.
“There will be noticeable improvements to things like loading the game and inspecting character inventory. However, some load times are dependent on networking and matchmaking. So, loading activities still take time while you search for opponents.
“For cross-generation play, Xbox Series X|S players can play with Xbox One players. PlayStation 5 players can play with PlayStation 4 players.”
Destiny 2 isn’t the only game recently optimised for PS5, with Warframe another free-to-play option available to download now.
And it should be noted that Worms Rumble is another that can be downloaded for free if you have a PS Plus account.
The official description for the new arena shooter reads: “This is Worms like you’ve never played it before, with intense, real-time, arena-based 32-player cross-platform combat!
“Use a variety of fan-favourite weapons like the Bazooka and Shotgun plus all-new additions to the armoury to bring the pain to your invertebrate opponents as you climb the ranks.
“Customise your worm, then take part in seasonal events, daily challenges and community collaborations for additional XP and rewards, and experimental game modes in The Lab.”