Bungie shoots down Destiny for PS Vita rumor

Developer confirms image suggesting version of upcoming shared-world shooter in development for Sony's latest portable is a fake.

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Bungie's Destiny will not be revealed on the PlayStation Vita. The developer has confirmed with IGN that recent rumors of the shared-world shooter coming to Sony's latest portable are false.

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Yesterday, an image (click to expand) appeared online that contained Destiny imagery and appeared to be marketing material for a game called Destiny of Spirits. Bungie not only confirmed this to be a fake, but also told IGN that "when we announce something, we'll use our current logo."

When Bungie announced Destiny in February, the game's preorder page suggested that the first-person shooter was in fact coming to the PlayStation Vita, as well as other unannounced platforms like the PC, Wii U, and Xbox 720.

Though Destiny is not in development for the PS Vita, Sony may have something planned for Destiny of Spirits, which the company trademarked last month. The company has yet to discuss plans for whatever this may be.

Destiny officially launches for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 next year. More information about the game is expected to be divulged at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo next month.

Discussion

33 comments
ShakyMonkey
ShakyMonkey

What a shame, this would have sold the VITA for me

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

The PS Vita can't even run Madden 13 properly so why would I want to see this exciting new game come out on this pos hand held.  3DS > PS Vita

3k3
3k3

disappointing, but not surprising

kljohns2
kljohns2

I swear I just saw a tear dripping down my Vita's screen...

PacoTaco
PacoTaco

Thanks for crushing my Vita's dreams of having a new, good game. 

Monsters.

Shango4
Shango4

It will be on vita! Don't you remember that ps4 will stream EVERY ps4 game on vita.

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

What's the resolution on the ps-vita, 480p? If people on utube don't like, what makes you think a very expensive game will?

nini200
nini200

I'm getting it for WiiU if it comes to that console.  Not holding up much hope though but I may be surprised.

trivolution
trivolution

That would be great, IF ITS NOT AIM FOR MONEY LIKE THOSE COD AND BATTLEFIELD GAMES AND DOWN GRADING THEIR BEST QUALITY, ENTERTAINMENT!

Ovirew
Ovirew

Who would have thought the game was coming to the Vita anyway?  I haven't seen a whole lot of large-scale games on the Vita like that.

I'd now like to know what Destiny of Spirits is, though.

smtgfx
smtgfx

What? Xbox 720? I thought I was called infinity.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

" upcoming SHARED-WORLD shooter"

makes my skin crawl.

ahpuck
ahpuck

Not surprised, the only system Wii U fans can make fan of is the PS Vita. It's a nice little machine, too bad SONY overpriced it to death.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

So I take it that stuff sony said about the ps4 being able to stream game content to the vita is pretty limited.  I take it thats going to be a feature that indie devs will use a ton more over triple A game devs I guess...

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

To be honest this news doesn't bother me.. I don't yet own a Vita but probably will when the PS4 comes out.

Considering I'll be playing Destiny on the PS4, it's kind of good to know that 'Destiny of Spirits' is something entirely different.. it's potentially another 1st party game altogether.

More exclusives can't be sniffed at!

IEpic_rOxIS
IEpic_rOxIS

Please I have to know IS IT COMING OUT ON PC OR NOT !!!!! 

Navardo95
Navardo95

@PacoTaco Much better than giving you guys a half-finished unplayable piece of shit.

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@Shango4 Stream, yes, but that doesn't mean that there will be a version that you can get with out spending that extra cash to get a PS4.

poopinpat
poopinpat

@Shango4 mmmm thats a promise I wouldn't hold too much faith in.  They made promises about the ps3 doing that... and then never got around to implementing it (except for a few titles that hardly anyone plays)

mackha2000
mackha2000

@Ryuuken27 Wrong! It's an OLED screen with a resolution comparable to a 3rd gen iPad. Get your facts straight hater!

boom_f15
boom_f15

@BlackBaldwin I think you are reading into this too much.  They simply said the there is not a Vita version of the game in development.  That does not mean the PS4 version will not be able to stream it to the Vita.  Those are two very different concepts.

McGregor
McGregor

@IEpic_rOxIS The pre-order page suggested it will be on PC. I'd be surprised if it wasn't. I can't think of any multi-platform games that weren't on PC as well as the xbox/PS offerings.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

@IEpic_rOxIS 

I bet it will eventually since both next gen consoles game development is leaning more towards game design based more closely to pc architecture then the previous independant coding of the last gens..

boom_f15
boom_f15

@awhite33 But it is a cool future controller for the PS4?  Just think for the low price of ~$700 you to will be able to have a PS4 U.  Maybe Nintendo wasn't so off with the concept this time around, just the execution.