All versions of Destiny contain 'full vision'

Bungie downplays differences between current- and next-gen versions of new universe.

Gamers worried the current-generation version of Bungie's "shared-world shooter" Destiny will be inferior to its next-generation counterpart can breathe a sigh of relief. Bungie recently told fans that it will deliver the "full vision" of Destiny on all platforms.

"We've been planning for multiple hardware platforms from the very beginning, and while we can't get into the minute technical details of each console, we're fully committed to delivering our full vision for Destiny on every console we ship on," Bungie said. "Currently, that list is PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360."

Destiny is also rumored to launch for the Xbox 720, as well as the PC, Wii U, and PlayStation Vita.

Bungie announced Destiny for the PS3 and PS4 during a Sony media briefing last week. The Sony version of the game will contain platform-exclusive content, Bungie said, but this was not detailed at any great length.

Destiny is Bungie's first project as part of a 10-year publishing deal with Call of Duty company Activision. It is a first-person shooter with elements of open-world sandbox and persistent world. According to Activision, it will not be released in 2013.

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AlexFili
AlexFili

The real question is how it will cope on the lower end consoles and how good the best versions will be

Yamakoichi
Yamakoichi

So what they are saying is they are making a shoddy game so it will be available on both sides of the market fence for current and next gen consoles.

Well I know not to buy on day of release now and rent first

jark888
jark888

Console exclusivity sounds interesting despite of the fact that I'm sort of anti-exclusivity.

lancier57
lancier57

You see this is where people jump to conclusions. The vision they mean here is not the visual outcome or aesthetics kind of vision but the what the game will have in story and gameplay kind of vision. There is a difference.  It does not say that the game will look the same in all the platforms current and next but rather it will have the same content so that people who play the current gen xbox/ps wont be thinking they must get the game for the next gen.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'll be getting it for the PS4, so I'll definitely be getting the full vision.

bmart970
bmart970

I still think I'll buy for next gen. Might as well, it's sequel's gonna be on that.

Atheosis
Atheosis

So now the next gen console owners will get to suffer the same fate as PC gamers (hardware that isn't even remotely being pushed)?  That's honestly kind of funny...

syler4815162342
syler4815162342

You Guys can even Push the Limits of your Visions with PC!

MordeaniisChaos
MordeaniisChaos

If any of what they showed at the Sony thing was actually PS4 Destiny footage, which I want to say it was, anyone who doubted the games would be very similar is an idiot. It essentially looked like PC ports do today. A little sharper, but that's about it. Maybe it'll run better. Maybe there will be fat Spiderman Font unlocks for Sony cats. Maybe there'll be a fat Spiderman quest for Sony coocoos. But expecting major differences is kinda silly. 

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

translation:

so its going to be  just like the ps3 version but with more trees cars and clouds in the sky...

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

Can you PC Gamers stop begging in every article already. It's getting annoying. Go start a begging campaign else where.

dkdk999
dkdk999

If we keep bitching about it, their going to have to release a pc version at some point.

lifemeister
lifemeister

I remember reading somewhere that Destiny would play on the 720 first, then PS4 later on.  I believe it was an article on this site.  Anywho, I'm  more concerned with the technical aspect here.  If they're making a game for these current consoles, that must mean the graphics for this game on the new consoles won't be as they should be.  Hmmm...

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

Glad to see the PC version won't be shortchanged.

Oh.

Wait.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

I can wait for next gen.I still have plenty of games to complete on my X360.And also from tomorrow on starts a GoD 75-85% off price sales on XBL and a chance to get some games dirt cheap.

crashmer
crashmer

"we’re fully committed to delivering our full vision for Destiny on every console"

Your vision? What about my vision? I'm the one buying the game shouldn't you be concerned with pleasing my vision fully?

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

there's probably still ganna be some kind of extra content on the PS4....and 720 if it comes  out....but I doubt it will be that big of a deal

isibox
isibox

i kind of feel if ur making the same game across all platforms then one shouldnt have bonus CONTENT.just my opinion

Ledah
Ledah

I'm kinda more interested to see how this game will play out, if it's going to be another Halo with a different name, or something actually new.

CaptainGamespot
CaptainGamespot

It's odd seeing bungie's words :


""We’ve been planning for multiple hardware platforms from the very beginning, and while we can’t get into the minute technical details of each console, we’re fully committed to delivering our full vision for Destiny on every console we ship on," Bungie said. "Currently, that list is PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360." Two Playstations and one Xbox. E3 will reveal more.

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

PS vita could be pretty amazing to have for this. I mean it's supposed to be like a real time-real world game. So people with Vita's could actually play in the moment.

But then again it's just a thought about speculation of the game. For all I know it could just be a flop idea on the Vita.... or any system for that matter. Though I don't think Bungie would do that. Theres always the possibility they make a AAA 10/10 game. but if people don't like the idea they wont play it.

jrgoalie33
jrgoalie33

So what they really mean is, "We're not making the game run or look as good as it could because we want to wipe our @$$ with the money we make from 360 and PS3 sales."

Maxx_the_Slash
Maxx_the_Slash

"we’re fully committed to delivering our full vision for Destiny on every console we ship on,"

Yeah.  Then why is Microsoft getting a little less of the "full vision" (Sony's exclusive content) after everything MS did for Bungie since 2001?  Microsoft expanded the Halo franchise beyond the games and into the popular novels, Todd McFarlane action figures and Mega Bloks sets to raise awareness for the Halo series and bring in millions of dollars.  And Bungie repays the favor by ****ing Microsoft over, giving Sony bonus content and giving Microsoft nothing extra, essentially telling everyone "ignore the Xbox 360 version and get the PS3 or PS4 versions."  Yeah, that's what you do to people that help you, you betray them.

They might as well not even bother making an Xbox 360 version if they don't feel Microsoft is worthy enough to make bonus content for their version.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Sure, but PC and PS4 (and presumably the next Xbox) will provide a better visual experience. Something PC gamers have been used to for a couple years now.

Console launch titles usually "suffer" from being on current and last gen systems. Only because the design philosophy is stuck in current while the specs move onward. It isn't until the 2nd and 3rd wave of games are released that devs begin to fully realize the capabilities of the new system and the previous gen either goes away or loses some of the features.

What they're trying to say is that the "best" version will be on next-gen, but your not missing out on much if you decide to get current gen. It's the same game either place. They want people to know they don't have to wait for next gen to enjoy this game and everything it has to offer..

TrueGB
TrueGB

Doesn't say much about their faith in the next gen if they're not willing to focus purely on next gen specs. in favour of multi-platforming. 

Then again, this is Activision. Money money.

West123
West123

what's up with the old man clothing? jeans and a jacket? i guess they all got dressed backstage or its about team building a sort of hip uniform  

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

...They did the exact opposite of removing my fears. "oh don't worry, the current gen won't have an inferior version compared to next gen" I'm worried about next gen versions being toned down by a current gen game engine. It could wind up being just the ps3 or xbox 360 version with slightly more graphical effects. I'd rather have a next gen game on a next gen system, not a retouched last gen game. Well hopefully they make 2 full versions of the game and not phone in it like they do so much these days. I mean if they had 2 full versions of the game, one native to current gen, one native to next gen, kinda like what battlefield 3 did with pc and current gen. But this statement basically says they're not doing that, or that's how it sounds. This just looks disappointing to me on a massive scale. Prove me wrong bungie.

unreal101
unreal101

Meh, is all I can say.


Bungie's first multiplat in years, and they're already pulling platform-specific BS. For shame, Bungie, you used to be one of the honest ones...

k4duty
k4duty

Must be tough bringing the game to so many consoles 

Exia2004
Exia2004

another Halo different name pew pew pew

enoslives7
enoslives7

OMG! A sci-fi FPS!!!

 How original!!

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

the vision, it is full!

my simple human eyes melt in the fullness!

Sorciere_basic
Sorciere_basic

By "full vision" he means microtransactions and always online.

moncealyo
moncealyo

I want to connect through a board game.  You have failed me bungie.  Bring back tab soda and you will be forgiven.  

zoeyleft
zoeyleft

the game looks pretty crap. i think maybe that was on purpose for the current gen and next gen to be as much like each other as possible. I find that really not cool.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

They want to sell as many copies as possible.  We'll find out just how different they are a week after release.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

PC gamers give people cancer.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

WHAAAAT? NO COMMANDORE AND SPECTRUM? NOT BUYING ANOTHER GAME FROM BUNGIE.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

"who the fuck cars about call of duty, we got bungie making lovely clouds"

Fartman7998
Fartman7998

Incorrect: the PC players will STILL brag about their advanced hardware and how much better it is

endorbr
endorbr

I just wonder if we can expect cross play between PS3 and PS4 since they'll essentially be running on the same servers.  Now that could probably get more people invested.

Adavanter
Adavanter

Of course they are... Wouldn't want to miss out on millions of customers. All I care about are next gen versions myself... After PS4 reveal it's hard going back to even some of the best visuals of this gen.

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

Can't wait to see what the next Xbox exclusive content is lol :)  Sounds good.  So I guess you can start on the Xbox, then sign in on the next Xbox and just pick up where you left off?  (or the same with the ps systems)

djwood84
djwood84

It will be the same game, just with the graphics and physics effects toned down...  If this bothers you, start saving for your PS4/720 now.  You have plenty of time for the $500 to cover the system and game.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

Can't wait to see Bungie's vision for Halo Fi- I mean Destiny.