Fan Reveals Destiny Unofficial PC Port With Multiplayer Support

The original Destiny game is now playable on PC via RPCS3, a PlayStation 3 emulator that helps PC gamers play around 67.98% of PlayStation 3 games on the latest PC hardware. 

Recently RPCS3’s official Twitter account has announced that every PlayStation 3 is now bootable via RPCS3, which means that currently, no PlayStation 3 game will show a black screen or crash while booting via the emulator, unlike previously, where some games showed a black screen upon boot. 

It should be noted that being bootable does not mean that now all the games are playable as well. The team behind RPCS3 has clarified that 100% of games bootable means they boot without any hassle to the menu. 

Still, only 67.98% of the total games are playable (Games that can be completed with playable performance and no game-breaking glitches). So, Destiny is no different; it can also be emulated on a PC via RPCS3. 

But another person plays an important role here who has worked passionately on the playability of Destiny on PC. Lucas, a dedicated Destiny fan who has worked tirelessly on porting Destiny along with its multiplayer aspect (more on that shortly) on PC. 

Recently he posted a video on his YouTube channel where he successfully loaded into Destiny Tower via a third-party private Destiny server, V4NGAURD. It is impressive to see an 8-year-old game released for last-gen consoles running on the latest PC hardware without any game-breaking issues. 

Lucas has worked on this project for a long time and has kept his audience updated about the progress through his YouTube channel. Undoubtedly it is an exceptional achievement as Destiny 2, the game’s sequel, is one of the most popular games on Steam

This clearly shows how much impact this FPS game has on the PC community, and the OGs would love to try the original Destiny on their PCs. However, it should be noted that V4NGAURD servers are yet to be launched publicly, but Lucas has assured the fans that the servers will go public in early 2023, most probably in March 2023. 

It means that Lucas still has time to polish the game further to make it almost a perfect and seamless experience for the PC community to enjoy this masterpiece. Nevertheless, it is exciting news for the original Destiny fans who were missing this game on the latest hardware, and it was stuck with the limitations of the last-gen consoles that have aged now.

About Destiny

Destiny is an online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and previously published by Activision. Destiny is now self-published by Bungie after separating from Activision in 2019

It was released worldwide on September 9, 2014, for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One consoles. Destiny marked Bungie’s first new console franchise since the Halo series, and it was the first game in a ten-year agreement between Bungie and Activision. 

Set in a ‘mythic science fiction’ world, the game features a multiplayer ‘shared-world’ environment with elements of role-playing games. Activities in Destiny are divided among player versus environment (PvE) and player versus player (PvP) game types. 

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In addition to normal story missions, PvE features three-player “strikes” and six-player “raids.” A free-roam patrol mode is also available for each destination that features public events. PvP features objective-based modes as well as traditional deathmatch game modes.

Players take on the role of a Guardian, protectors of Earth’s last safe city, as they wield a power called Light to protect the city from different alien races. Guardians are tasked with reviving a celestial being called the Traveler while journeying to different planets to investigate and destroy the alien threats before humanity is completely wiped out. 

Bungie released four DLCs, furthering the story, and adding new content, missions, and new PvP modes. Year One of Destiny featured two small expansions, The Dark Below in December 2014 and House of Wolves in May 2015. A third, larger expansion, The Taken King, was released in September 2015 and marked the beginning of Year Two, changing much of the core gameplay. 

The base game and the first three expansions were packaged into Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition. Another large expansion called Rise of Iron was released in September 2016, beginning Year Three. Rise of Iron was only released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 clients subsequently stopped receiving content updates. 

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The base game and all four expansions were packaged into Destiny: The Collection. A sequel, Destiny 2, was released in September 2017.

Conclusion

So, what are your thoughts about this new unofficial Destiny PC port? Are you excited to play it yourself? Let us know in the comment section below. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Farhan Ali


Farhan is a passionate writer with an undying love for games, PC hardware, and technology. With nearly 5 years of experience in blogging and over 14 years of experience in gaming, this is what he loves and does best.
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