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.

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.

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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.

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

vadagar1
vadagar1

I might just give this a try if its fun

Quidium
Quidium

Score.  It could save a lot of people about $500.00 each.

Seifer24
Seifer24

if it's coming for pc i ll play it 

shootem up in consoles suck

ApocaLeepse
ApocaLeepse

I really hope that they do. We could do with more games from developers like Bungie being released on the PC.

dunkanlord
dunkanlord

omg i really wanted this game on pc it is looking great just awesome but i never will buy console for it

Hurvl
Hurvl

"For us, [platforms] are purely agnostic," I thought they were atheistic. Well, I sure as hell won't play on a platform that's Christian, because I don't believe in that.

Elann2008
Elann2008

Original idea and concept of Destiny would work tons better on the PC platform.  I'm glad they are considering it.  

AlexFili
AlexFili

Screw the PC, I want a Wii U one

natalieyan
natalieyan

Bungie considering Destiny Free version

GiantsFan2290
GiantsFan2290

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...PRETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP

dogbert784
dogbert784

If they had any plans of going to PC it would have been decided during production. This "maybe we will" stuff is to make sure pc gamers don't hate them when there's no PC port for Destiny. Because there WILL NOT be one. If they were ever going to, they'd celebrate it from the beginning.   

shruteshkumar
shruteshkumar

The reason it WILL come.

MMOFPS's are completely untested on the consoles, especially with the number of unknowns associated with the next gen consoles and the low user base they are gonna have when this game launches.

There are a shit load of MMOFPS's on the PC that are doing pretty well, Sony (Planetside 2) would be the first to admit. Devs go where the money is. :)

Oh and you cant 'pirate' an MMO lol.

Gigga_Jabba
Gigga_Jabba

Sigh, there are many ways to avoid piracy if you really want to. They are just being mainstream and going console. Imo, every game needs to exist on the PC. Consol is just a hinderance for gaming in general.

furrynic
furrynic

I'm a proud PC honor, and if they do it I will buy it. My question from me, to them is, why do u have to think about it? I know that piracy is always in mind of developers, but don't let the PC out this one.

Poodger
Poodger

Well I might actually consider buying it if it is on the PC. Otherwise, I won't even bother.