Bungie considering Destiny PC version

"We haven't said yes, and we haven't said no," developer says about bringing shared-world shooter to PC; "complexities" hurting possibility of save files transferring across platforms.

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Bungie's all-new shooter Destiny may be released for the PC, though the developer is not ready to confirm anything just yet. Speaking with IGN, Bungie senior writer and community head Eric Osborne said developing for more platforms means more work, and Bungie is unwilling to develop for one platform at the expense of another.

"We haven't said yes, and we haven't said no," Osborne said. "The more platforms we take on, the more work it ultimately becomes, and what we don't want is to compromise the core experience on any platforms. We have a lot of people who play on PCs. We have a lot of appetite to build that experience. We haven't announced it yet, but we're looking forward to talking more about that kind of stuff in the future."

A PC version of Destiny previously appeared on Bungie's website.

Destiny will be a multiplatform game, launching on next-generation platforms like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as current-generation systems including the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Asked if save files will be transferable across platforms, Osborne said currently there are "complexities" that must be resolved to make it possible.

"For us, [platforms] are purely agnostic," Osborne said. "Any data on our back-end servers and services, like Bungie.net, are ours. We control it, we can do a bunch of fun stuff on that side. So for us, we want to absolutely do the right things for players. But there are some complexities we have to solve that are outside our control. But we're absolutely pushing to solve some of those things. We don't have anything to announce, but hopefully in the future we will."

Destiny's worldwide gameplay reveal will take place during Sony's 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing on June 10. The game's first live-action/CGI trailer, directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, launched yesterday. It features Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito.

Discussion

264 comments
Kinren1
Kinren1

We develop the game on PC. We debug the game on PC.  Oh, we can't make it work on PC, Oh well

darkwulf11
darkwulf11

PC! PC! PC! PC! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

warlordking548
warlordking548

would like to get this game  on my computer this is why i be getting this game on  ps4 this year

LordCrisp
LordCrisp

This game look AMAZING! Bring it to PC, even though I'm getting an Xbone I'm not gonna buy this for console, Shooters are useless on consoles, never got how people aim with stupid joypads... Joypads belong in Racing, fighting, adventure and what ever... everything that does not include a lot of aiming

Ra1dMaX
Ra1dMaX

its atm not a multiplatform its a multiconsole game

alioli
alioli

I am going to cry tears of blood if this does not make it to PC.

pengalor
pengalor

This from the same guys that said, and I quot: '"We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people," Jones told us. "We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game -- almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time. We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo 'cause nobody wants to.""

Safe to say I'm not holding my breath for a PC port, as much of a shame as that would be since the game sounds very interesting.

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

This is why I stopped PC gaming. I don't want to beg for the latest console ports.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

only 'considering' Bungie are you out of your massive intelligent mind!...it should be a no brainer haha

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

If this game is going to be support for 10 years (whether it's sequels or not) and M$ is only going to support xBox 360 for another 5 years, where does that leave this game on current gen consoles? A friggin netbook or tablet should crush a 360 in 5 years.

DestinySUCKS
DestinySUCKS

Destiny sucks because it is a perfect example of star wars. The images of destiny makes it look like there is darth vader, people with capes, and other stupid robots. It seems like a childish game that only nerds would play that is rated E for every nerd who can play. Although it seems the game does have pretty good graphics but bungie had to waste it on a crappy game like this one. I am disopointed in bungie ,it seems like every game they came up with was good except this one. Even in halo every game they came out with started to act more and more like star wars. Even a childerns book such as winnie the pooh would be a little bit more enjoyable than playing that cheesy game. I definitely won't be buying this game it is a real disappointment

spindie
spindie

come on bungie don't be a doucher, release this game on pc please

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

I lost interest in this game when they said it would be MMO-like. 

naomha1
naomha1

Just remember, Bungie started on the PC before Microcokk sucked the life out of them. Anyone remember ONI? 

Thumbler76
Thumbler76

I want it for pc. They cannot ignore the platform! What a shame!

omghaxor45
omghaxor45

if they want me to buy it, then put it on PC. This game was simply made for the PC

Zombunny
Zombunny

This needs to be on PC if they want it to sell, alot of us have lost interest in the xbox one at the moment, if the ps4 also follows suit ( I hope not) then the game will die 

neprisistates
neprisistates

Haha, this cannot be played on anything but a pc.

Morteza_Raynor
Morteza_Raynor

destiny would sell better on PC than any other platform . because even the great pirate of all time (me!) wants to buy it original ! 

McSwizzled
McSwizzled

Have bought every bungie game that ever came out on pc. Never bought a console one.

Would buy Destiny, for PC. No question

sethfrost
sethfrost

I haven't played a Bungie game since Myth & Oni. Moving Halo (the original) from PC to an XBOX 1 "exclusive" lauch title lost them ONE customer ever since.

tightwad34
tightwad34

They'll end up doing it. Usually when you see or hear about a tease like this it ends up happening. And if the game turns out to be really good and they don't do this it'll be sure to piss off some people.

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

destiny is the type of game that will thrive on PC rather than on consoles

billlabowski
billlabowski

It looks good but I'll only buy it on PC if it's a proper port, no 2 week quick port. I plan on buying a PS4 but for this I would rather chill in front of my monitor and play. Seems like the kind of game you could play for hours.

Acquire
Acquire

This would be great on the PC, if properly ported.

Unholy123
Unholy123

Basically their waiting to see if microsoft will pay them abunch of money to not put it on PC so it can be used to increase Console sales.

RAD_RADIO
RAD_RADIO

Bungie... i swear you better. After abandoning me with Halo (switching dev to Xbox) you better toss us a bone. 4-5 year old ports don't count.

Did I still buy it for Xbox? Yeah... but it didn't feel correct.

rann89
rann89

If they're this far along and haven't considered a PC version, it'd just be a port anyway. No thanks, Bungie, don't bother.

auntbessie
auntbessie

Not a yes but not a no, awesome, they've basically told us fuck all in a sentence.  I thought the architecture of the next gen consoles was based around the PC to facilitate easier development and crossover potential.  I plan to get the both new consoles but I'd buy it for the PC in a heart beat over either of them

zenstrata
zenstrata

@pengalor All of the things you listed are reasons I Disliked halo and found annoying when playing..

First person shooters are much more fun with a keyboard and mouse arrangement.  joypad controllers are a terrible way to play and have severely dumbed down the FPS experience.

I would say that lots of people want to play shooters the way we had before.  And those who do not, are coming from a perspective where they don't know what they are missing - because they have not been given the chance to experience FPS the way they should be played (with a mouse and keyboard).

warlordking548
warlordking548

@Mr_BillGates i love playing my games on pc but it would be great games like red dead gta 5 and destiny all come out same date  as the consoles we all can just game 

Vilemk0
Vilemk0

@Mr_BillGates There are more PC exclusives than Console exclusives so moot point.

eesounds
eesounds

@omghaxor45 I couldn't agree more. There is so much more they could do in terms of community support and player base if put on the PC. The game looks good; however, I can only see myself getting it for the PC; not because I prefer the PC, but based on what type of game it is -similar to why I think games like Darksiders 2 and such are better on consoles.

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

@Morteza_Raynor Are the legends really true? Did you actually pirate Diablo III and was able to play it online like the stories say?

nasser_m200
nasser_m200

@sethfrostwooow Myth, that was amazing. hope to see Soulblighter and the Deceiver again XD

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

@rann89 Ports from PS4 and X1 should be a lot better though. Both are PC architecture. Basically mini-PCs.

willzihang
willzihang

@YoreLore @Mr_BillGates It's hard to use the term 'port' these days. Ps4 and Xbox are just PCs with fixed hardware; the games are made on PCs.

omghaxor45
omghaxor45

@eesounds I agree with you as well! I'm not all for the PC, but this is the type of game that isn't for consoles in my opinion. 

McSwizzled
McSwizzled

 The Myth games were my childhood! I'd do anything for a remake with today's technology!