NVIDIA Tempts GeForce GTX 1080 And 1080 Ti Shoppers With Free Destiny 2 And Early Beta Access

In case it's not obvious enough at this point, NVIDIA is big on Destiny 2. That's despite the fact that the original wasn't even available for the PC, which shows that Destiny is a series that's long overdue on being available for the most powerful gaming platform going - #PCMasterRace

At E3, NVIDIA has dozens of demo PCs scattered about, each equipped with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti along with a 4K G-SYNC monitor, all fired up with Destiny 2 running on them. With this kind of show of support, it wouldn't be surprising to learn that Destiny 2 will become a "The Way It's Meant To Be Played" title, but so far, there's no hint to that. What NVIDIA's mostly pushing is the gorgeous gameplay offered at 4K resolution at 60 FPS - a pinch better than 1080p/30 on the consoles... just a pinch.

Destiny 2 Story Mission

To celebrate the upcoming game's release, NVIDIA has teamed-up with Bungie, and its publisher Activision, to award a free copy of the game to anyone who purchases a GeForce GTX 1080 or Geforce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, until supplies last. Better still, that license will even include early beta access - although we're not sure just when that will happen.

Regardless, you can head on over to Amazon to scout one of these cards out right now and the deal is pretty clear.

But wait - that's not all. If you still need a bit of convincing that the PC version of Bungie's upcoming shooter isn't worth drooling over, then you need to look no further than an exclusive video NVIDIA just posted to YouTube with the game running at a glorious 4K/60...

If you've played the original Destiny, and that video fails to get you a little misty, then we're at a loss for words. It's outright gorgeous, and buttery smooth.

Unfortunately, that epicness is coupled with a reality: the PC version of the game is going to be coming out a month-and-a-half after the console variants. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamers will enjoy the release on September 6 (ahead of schedule), whereas PC gamers will have to wait until October 24.

As sad as that is, hopefully it's for the sake of fine-tuning the game better, and making sure the PC version launches without a hitch. By all accounts, the game looks like it will be worth the wait. The biggest challenge will be avoiding spoilers en masse over that month-and-a-half.