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Destiny Not In Development For PC To Avoid Stretching Bungie "Too Thin"

Jonathan Lester
Activision, Bungie, Destiny

Destiny Not In Development For PC To Avoid Stretching Bungie "Too Thin"

"We Know There Are A Lot Of People Out There Asking"

Bungie are adamant that they're not working on a PC version of Destiny, even though numerous players would like one, since it would involve stretching their finite development resources even further.

Community manager Eric Osborne told IGN [via PCGamesN] that they're concerned about the potential for the console versions to be compromised by developing on yet another platform.

“It’s a huge challenge to ship four platforms and a massive opportunity to reach a new audience", he said. "We know there are a lot of people out there asking for PC and we know that there are a lot of gamers that would willingly give us money, but what we have to do is make sure we’re focused enough to bring a good experience to any platform that we ship on.

“What we 100 percent are not going to do is spread ourselves so thin that it negatively harms the other platforms. So right now we have the four platforms, which is a lot to focus on.”

Destiny is out next year on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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DivideByZero  Nov. 4, 2013 at 12:51

FFS, clown buckets.

rottenfish  Nov. 4, 2013 at 13:06

no doubt the game was developed on the pc, so very little work would need to be done, guess they figure they can grab more cash from the usually immature easily pleased teeny console gamers.

cant say I care tho im not a fan of bungies bland overated games.

Quietus  Nov. 4, 2013 at 13:35

Like most companies, they're going with the sensible money. For console launches, every person can play a game, but for PC releases, you'll always have a percentage that just can't run things, and therefore won't buy it. I'd imagine that the PC gamers who have PCs capable of running any current release total less than 50%. Only so many of the rest are going to 'make do', and run things with minimal settings.

DivideByZero  Nov. 4, 2013 at 13:58

Most other devs manage PC at the same time. CoD / BF4 / Batman / LEGO / Assassins Creed and so on...

Unfortunately Halo had shocking PC support. Halo 1 had 2 player co-op stripped from it and Halo 2 was released as DX10 ONLY when no one wanted to buy Vista and then they were surprised when it didn't sell and we have not seen a PC game from them since.

Had MS not insisted it was a DX10 only game it would have sold plenty if they had made the effort to make it in line with the console release.

I doubt we will ever see it on PC now.

Again, clown buckets.

Shadowmancer88  Nov. 4, 2013 at 17:37

Big shame since Bungie did hype it was a PC game as well as a console game, but I do have a PS4 pre-order for it and will decide if it is worth it in the beta.

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