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June 13, 2017 09:00 ET

NVIDIA Collaborates with Activision and Bungie to Bring 'Destiny 2' to PC

One of the Year's Hottest Games Paired with GeForce GTX to Play in 4K at 60 fps on PC at E3

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2017) - E3 - NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), Activision and Bungie, creators of the award-winning Destiny game franchise, today announced they are partnering to bring the Destiny franchise to PC for the first time with the much-anticipated action game Destiny 2.

NVIDIA lent its gaming and PC development expertise to help bring the PC platform's advanced gaming features to Destiny 2 and to maximize the performance benefits of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-series GPUs for PC gamers.

"NVIDIA's developer resources, advanced gaming technologies and breadth of its GeForce PC platform make them an invaluable partner," said Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie. "The GeForce PC platform offers technologies and performance that allow gamers to see the Destiny universe the way we envisioned it for PC players."

Destiny 2 is a first-person action game and the evolution of its award-winning, internationally acclaimed predecessor Destiny. The game offers a compelling, immersive story and fresh beginning for all players, from the casual to the competitive.

"Destiny is a franchise that is enshrined in the gaming lore," said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of Content and Technology at NVIDIA. "We've worked closely with Bungie and Activision to expand the Destiny universe onto the PC platform and help deliver cool gaming technologies and a great, community-based gaming experience in Destiny 2."

Making Destiny 2 Awesome on the PC
NVIDIA's collaboration started early in the game development process. The company's engineers lent expertise and gave Bungie access to game development resources and tools. The relationship expanded with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs being selected to power the global Destiny 2 debut on PC at Activision's gameplay reveal event held on May 18.

Destiny 2 will take advantage of the advanced technology features the PC platform provides, such as 4K resolution support, uncapped framerates, full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping, text chat, adjustable field of view, detailed PC settings controls and 21:9 monitor support.

As the game's launch approaches, NVIDIA and Bungie are working to tune performance and assure that gamers will have support for features and technologies only offered on the GeForce GTX PC gaming platform, such as Game Ready Drivers, NVIDIA G-SYNC™ monitor technology, optimized playable settings and GeForce Experience.

Destiny 2 on PC in 4K at E3, Only in NVIDIA's Booth
NVIDIA has dozens of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti-powered gaming PCs dedicated to Destiny 2 gameplay in 4K on NVIDIA G-SYNC displays in booth 5230 in the West Hall at E3.

E3 attendees can play Destiny 2 campaign on the PC in NVIDIA's booth. Select global influencers and press will also be able to capture and share their own 4K PC gameplay footage of Destiny 2 for the first time.

4K PC Gameplay Trailer Revealed
The NVIDIA GeForce YouTube channel has revealed the first-ever PC gameplay trailer for Destiny 2. This is the world's first 4K resolution PC footage publicly released for the game. The trailer is powered by a GeForce GTX GPU and runs at 60 frames per second.

Get Destiny 2 with Select GeForce GTX Purchase for Limited Time
In celebration of Destiny 2 coming to PC, gamers who purchase a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or GeForce GTX 1080-powered graphics card, system or laptop will receive the game when it launches on PC, and get early access to the PC beta.1 This limited time offer runs from June 13, 2017, at 6 a.m. PT through June 27, 2017. Information is available on GeForce.com.

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About Activision
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.

About Bungie
Bungie is an independent, employee-owned game development studio dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player communities. For more than two-and-a-half decades that purpose has led to the creation of some of the industry's most celebrated gaming franchises, including Marathon, Myth, Halo and Destiny. Today, Bungie is focused on developing the next highly anticipated release in the Destiny universe, Destiny 2.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA's (NASDAQ: NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI -- the next era of computing -- with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.

1 Beta dates to be determined. See destinythegame.com/beta for details.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, impact and performance of NVIDIA's partnership with Bungie on Destiny 2 are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners' products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended January 29, 2017. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company's website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

© 2017 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, GeForce and G-SYNC are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Destiny, the Destiny logo, Bungie and the Bungie logo are among the trademarks of Bungie, Inc. Published and distributed by Activision. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:
    Brian Burke
    Senior PR Manager
    NVIDIA Corporation
    (512) 694-6106
    bburke@nvidia.com

    Genevieve Waldman
    Senior Director Public Relations, Destiny
    Activision Publishing, Inc.
    (425) 440-6854
    genevieve.waldman@activision.com