Is Destiny destined for Wii U?

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#1 Posted by Kjranu (1006 posts) -

There's not much of an excuse for not releasing Destiny on Wii U. It's just as powerful as the other two platforms Destiny is on - PS3 and Xbox 360. It would cost nearly nothing to port the PS360 version to Wii U. It almost looks like they have a personal vendetta against Nintendo just based on that even though it's (probably) not true.

With the Destiny hyperdrive roaring towards its September release date, Activision and Bungie have been revealing lots of information recently. The beta test for both of Sony’s PlayStation systems will arrive on July 17, while Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners will have to wait one full week more to get their hands on the sci-fi FPS. Beta access is only available via pre-order, and will end on all systems on the 27th.

The obvious omission from the list (aside from the PC) is Nintendo’s Wii U, which has been shunned by many developers entirely. A motivated group of fans known as “The Guardians” have hijacked Change.org and launched a petition to bring Destiny to the Wii U. The group hopes that if enough Wii U owners sign up, Activision and Bungie will take note, and hopefully adapt the game for the console. Given that the game is coming to previous generation consoles, and the Wii U has seen a sales spurt thanks to Mario Kart 8, their list of excuses seems to be narrowing. That said, any work to port the game would mean it’s release would most likely be a year after the game goes on sale for every other platform on September 9. Still, there can be little harm in Nintendo fans vocally encouraging third party developers to take note of their growing presence.

After all, it worked for Operation Rainfall.

http://www.warpzoned.com/2014/07/is-destiny-fated-to-appear-on-wii-u-nintendo-fans-want-to-believe-so/

#2 Edited by sam890 (1108 posts) -

I think the Wii U would probably blow up.

#3 Edited by ninjapirate2000 (3032 posts) -

Why not? Just pay someone to port the ps360 version to the Wii U.

#4 Posted by Wasdie (49926 posts) -

Probably not. It's not even coming to the PC any time soon either. They are pretty committed to the 4 platforms its launching on.

#5 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10568 posts) -

A petition? Really?

Why would you even pay attention to sensationalist journalism?

#6 Edited by Kaze_no_Mirai (11352 posts) -

@sam890 said:

I think the Wii U would probably blow up.

You do know that its a last gen game right?

There's no chance of the game heading to Wii U though.

#7 Edited by super600 (30664 posts) -

@sam890 said:

I think the Wii U would probably blow up.

I hope you are kidding because the WiiU is stronger then both last gen consoles. It will run the game fine.

#8 Posted by Desmonic (14110 posts) -
@super600 said:

@sam890 said:

I think the Wii U would probably blow up.

I hope you are kidding because the WiiU is stronger then both last gen consoles. It will would* run the game fine.

*fixed :P

#9 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3577 posts) -

Would be sweet if it came. Even sweeter would be pointer control support.

#10 Posted by parkurtommo (27080 posts) -

@super600 said:

@sam890 said:

I think the Wii U would probably blow up.

I hope you are kidding because the WiiU is stronger then both last gen consoles. It will run the game fine.

Nah, he's not kidding.

It will blow up, beware.

Source: I am a blowing up Wii Us specialist.

#11 Posted by EasyComeEasyGo (585 posts) -

Wii U can run Crysis 3 so why the Hell not Destiny?

#12 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

Would be sweet if it came. Even sweeter would be pointer control support.

Stylus support would be pretty great, too.

#13 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (17666 posts) -

Not happening. But that's okay...Wii U has it's own exclusives.

#14 Posted by foxhound_fox (88395 posts) -

I'm quite surprised Activision isn't forcing Bungie to put it on everything from 3DS/PSV to mobile.

With a $500 million+ investment, you'd think Bungie wouldn't have any say in what platform it's on (even if they don't make it). They've really got Activision in their pocket if they can stave off the Corporate Commander.

#15 Posted by aroxx_ab (9831 posts) -

Destiny would live longer on WiiU than Ps3/360 that is for sure...

#16 Edited by iwasgood2u (805 posts) -

Better name for it on the wii is Destiny Child. Guns you carry are paintball gun water gun nerf and guns that plays music and special sound effects. Characters contain metroid starfox zelda and donky kong

#17 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@iwasgood2u said:

Better name for it on the wii is Destiny Child. Guns you carry are paintball gun water gun nerf and guns that plays music and special sound effects. Characters contain metroid starfox zelda and donky kong

That is a great idea. Somebody should make that game. It would sell very well, and be featured on the competitive gaming scene, just like Smash. Donkey could use a bananazooka and rely on brute melee strength. Diddy would have his jet pack. Lukitu could fly around on his cloud dropping spinies on fools. Mario would have FLUDD. Luigi would be Luigi. It would be great.

#18 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4794 posts) -

yeah they fully should. get the current versions out, then announce pc/wii u for about 3mths later.

activision like money. and i don't think that because of destiny that the wii u would get blown.

@aroxx_ab said:

Destiny would live longer on WiiU than Ps3/360 that is for sure...

mmm good point.

#19 Posted by Ghost120x (3897 posts) -

It's not about how easy or cheap it is port. It's all about opportunity cost and target audiences. When the wii u's fans have proved with their wallets they have no interest in first person shooters and only buy Nintendo consoles for Nintendo's games.

It might make some money on wii u but why would Bungie waste their time porting it when there are far more profitable opportunities to make twice as much money porting the game on PC or some other platform where there is a sizable number of people asking for the game.

#20 Posted by donalbane (16347 posts) -

The more platforms the better, but given the social nature of the game, I think the WiiU's lackluster multiplayer support isn't well suited for Destiny. I mean, they couldn't even pull off that DLC for Batman.

#21 Posted by nini200 (9802 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

Would be sweet if it came. Even sweeter would be pointer control support.

this is the sole reason I'd buy it, if it came to WiiU.

#22 Edited by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@super600 said:

@sam890 said:

I think the Wii U would probably blow up.

I hope you are kidding because the WiiU is stronger then both last gen consoles. It will run the game fine.

Nah, he's not kidding.

It will blow up, beware.

Source: I am a blowing up Wii Us specialist.

You don't happen to be that one obsessed sony fanboys attaching TNT to Wii Us so that they become explosive are you?

#23 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3208 posts) -

A MMO required to use friend codes. I don't think that will work well.

#24 Posted by drummerdave9099 (717 posts) -

@Ghost120x said:

It's not about how easy or cheap it is port. It's all about opportunity cost and target audiences. When the wii u's fans have proved with their wallets they have no interest in first person shooters and only buy Nintendo consoles for Nintendo's games.

It might make some money on wii u but why would Bungie waste their time porting it when there are far more profitable opportunities to make twice as much money porting the game on PC or some other platform where there is a sizable number of people asking for the game.

but what 1st person shooters has it even gotten? Cod blops 2 and Ghosts, but is there anything else?

#25 Posted by silversix_ (14628 posts) -

I don't think Nintendo has discovered what's online gaming is. So no.

#26 Edited by Speak_Low (1091 posts) -

@Kjranu said:

There's not much of an excuse for not releasing Destiny on Wii U. It's just as powerful as the other two platforms Destiny is on - PS3 and Xbox 360. It would cost nearly nothing to port the PS360 version to Wii U. It almost looks like they have a personal vendetta against Nintendo just based on that even though it's (probably) not true.

But it doesn't cost nearly nothing. And even if you were just using a figure of speech, it's more work and costlier than people think - it's not just flat shiny discs that they have to make.

And add to the fact that Destiny is an enormously expensive, ambitious new IP (and an MMO which increases risk even more) that will require continuing server maintenance fees, updates and DLC content...the Wii U is the worst candidate to take a risk on now. This is far bigger than any COD game. Activision wants to seriously finance and support this for the long haul and the other consoles are a safer bet now. I would put this on PC though long before I'd put it on the rather unsafe Wii U which has not proven across the board that their gamers are that interested in DLC content like Sony/MS owners. And the online community for third-party just pales in comparison.

I often see people claim that studios have something personal against Nintendo, but forget that Activision and Ubisoft have stayed with them for much longer than the rest who bailed out or didn't even give the Wii U a chance (which is probably why you don't even fully believe what you just typed at the end of your own post). If ports were free money + easy work involved, then every AAA publisher would release every upcoming cross-gen game on the Wii U.

Imagine if Nintendo had to make ports of their games (just pretend here for the sake of this argument) across 5-6 platforms like AAA studios do all the time, and make DLC for each console/platform, and monitor servers for each one, fixing bugs, marketing, etc. Doesn't look very easy or inexpensive now, does it? Porting, no matter what experience they have, is still costly and will undoubtedly put a strain on their existing teams and finances. There is no room for frivolous porting - they have to make a firm decision where they want to go to ensure the highest profits, not losses or breaking even. As for why Activision continues to make COD Wii U games, we can already see uncertainty with the newest upcoming COD game. Can you tell me for sure it will come out on Wii U? Because I don't even think Nintendo owners are sure now, judging by the sales of the past ones. That uncertainty and publisher quietness (and increasing distance bordering on permanent publisher neglect) is the result of Wii U owners not making a strong enough statement in sales and online community numbers. To see a major publisher like Activision possibly turning away for good is, I'm sure, not a good feeling as a console gamer. But you can't really say this came out of nowhere either or rooted in some vendetta against Nintendo.

#27 Posted by Bigboi500 (29942 posts) -

I'm surprised they put it on PS3 because of its free online.

#28 Posted by parkurtommo (27080 posts) -

@shadowchronicle: Welp. You got me.

#29 Posted by Guy_Brohski (293 posts) -

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

Wii U can run Crysis 3 so why the Hell not Destiny?

Because an Android phone could run Crysis 3, doesn't mean it should...

#30 Posted by JangoWuzHere (16439 posts) -

@Kjranu said:

There's not much of an excuse for not releasing Destiny on Wii U. It's just as powerful as the other two platforms Destiny is on - PS3 and Xbox 360. It would cost nearly nothing to port the PS360 version to Wii U. It almost looks like they have a personal vendetta against Nintendo just based on that even though it's (probably) not true.

With the Destiny hyperdrive roaring towards its September release date, Activision and Bungie have been revealing lots of information recently. The beta test for both of Sony’s PlayStation systems will arrive on July 17, while Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners will have to wait one full week more to get their hands on the sci-fi FPS. Beta access is only available via pre-order, and will end on all systems on the 27th.

The obvious omission from the list (aside from the PC) is Nintendo’s Wii U, which has been shunned by many developers entirely. A motivated group of fans known as “The Guardians” have hijacked Change.org and launched a petition to bring Destiny to the Wii U. The group hopes that if enough Wii U owners sign up, Activision and Bungie will take note, and hopefully adapt the game for the console. Given that the game is coming to previous generation consoles, and the Wii U has seen a sales spurt thanks to Mario Kart 8, their list of excuses seems to be narrowing. That said, any work to port the game would mean it’s release would most likely be a year after the game goes on sale for every other platform on September 9. Still, there can be little harm in Nintendo fans vocally encouraging third party developers to take note of their growing presence.

After all, it worked for Operation Rainfall.

http://www.warpzoned.com/2014/07/is-destiny-fated-to-appear-on-wii-u-nintendo-fans-want-to-believe-so/

How would it cost nearly nothing? Your assumptions are baffling.

#31 Edited by sukraj (22800 posts) -

It should come out on all platforms.

#32 Posted by DocSanchez (1604 posts) -

It wouldn't sell, and it costs money to port a game. There is nothing in it for the publishers to put it on wii u.

#33 Posted by lamprey263 (23956 posts) -

it could be ported to the Wii U, but it won't be

#34 Posted by scottpsfan14 (5288 posts) -

The Wii U has a shit CPU compared to the PS3/360. Online shooters require CPU power. Especially large ones like Destiny.

#35 Posted by scottpsfan14 (5288 posts) -
@PurpleMan5000 said:

@princessgomez92 said:

Would be sweet if it came. Even sweeter would be pointer control support.

Stylus support would be pretty great, too.

Lol. Forget it.

#36 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7406 posts) -

@Kjranu said:

It would cost nearly nothing to port the PS360 version to Wii U.

For all you know, their engine may need a significant amount of work done to it in order to get it working on Wii U. They could do a quick and dirty port, but honestly, the Wii U has enough of those(CoD, ME3, SEv2, etc). If they want people to actually buy Destiny on Wii U, they need to make an effort and not shoehorn it.

#37 Posted by Heirren (17093 posts) -

its the dlc.

#38 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71822 posts) -

I don't know if it would sell all that well tbh

#39 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

I don't know if it would sell all that well tbh

I really doubt it would. I would probably eventually get the Wii U version if there weren't a PC version coming, but if I get this game at all, it's going to be on the PC.

#40 Edited by nini200 (9802 posts) -

@speak_low said:

@Kjranu said:

There's not much of an excuse for not releasing Destiny on Wii U. It's just as powerful as the other two platforms Destiny is on - PS3 and Xbox 360. It would cost nearly nothing to port the PS360 version to Wii U. It almost looks like they have a personal vendetta against Nintendo just based on that even though it's (probably) not true.

But it doesn't cost nearly nothing. And even if you were just using a figure of speech, it's more work and costlier than people think - it's not just flat shiny discs that they have to make.

And add to the fact that Destiny is an enormously expensive, ambitious new IP (and an MMO which increases risk even more) that will require continuing server maintenance fees, updates and DLC content...the Wii U is the worst candidate to take a risk on now. This is far bigger than any COD game. Activision wants to seriously finance and support this for the long haul and the other consoles are a safer bet now. I would put this on PC though long before I'd put it on the rather unsafe Wii U which has not proven across the board that their gamers are that interested in DLC content like Sony/MS owners. And the online community for third-party just pales in comparison.

I often see people claim that studios have something personal against Nintendo, but forget that Activision and Ubisoft have stayed with them for much longer than the rest who bailed out or didn't even give the Wii U a chance (which is probably why you don't even fully believe what you just typed at the end of your own post). If ports were free money + easy work involved, then every AAA publisher would release every upcoming cross-gen game on the Wii U.

Imagine if Nintendo had to make ports of their games (just pretend here for the sake of this argument) across 5-6 platforms like AAA studios do all the time, and make DLC for each console/platform, and monitor servers for each one, fixing bugs, marketing, etc. Doesn't look very easy or inexpensive now, does it? Porting, no matter what experience they have, is still costly and will undoubtedly put a strain on their existing teams and finances. There is no room for frivolous porting - they have to make a firm decision where they want to go to ensure the highest profits, not losses or breaking even. As for why Activision continues to make COD Wii U games, we can already see uncertainty with the newest upcoming COD game. Can you tell me for sure it will come out on Wii U? Because I don't even think Nintendo owners are sure now, judging by the sales of the past ones. That uncertainty and publisher quietness (and increasing distance bordering on permanent publisher neglect) is the result of Wii U owners not making a strong enough statement in sales and online community numbers. To see a major publisher like Activision possibly turning away for good is, I'm sure, not a good feeling as a console gamer. But you can't really say this came out of nowhere either or rooted in some vendetta against Nintendo.

@Bigboi500 said:

I'm surprised they put it on PS3 because of its free online.

Lol owned by the next post

#41 Posted by trugs26 (5501 posts) -

There are a lot of cross-gen games that aren't coming out on Wii U anymore. They did a few on launch, but there aren't many anymore.

#42 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71822 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

I don't know if it would sell all that well tbh

I really doubt it would. I would probably eventually get the Wii U version if there weren't a PC version coming, but if I get this game at all, it's going to be on the PC.

None of the third party games sell well on it

#43 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25371 posts) -

I gave up hoping 3rd Parties will support WiiU.

Maybe Next Gen.

#44 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7406 posts) -

That petition is old. Real old. Last year old. And it took them until recently to score 2000 signatures. That's not going to convince anyone to port anything.

#45 Posted by Heil68 (44592 posts) -

No, like most big 3rd party games it's skipping the Wiiu.

#46 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@YearoftheSnake5 said:

That petition is old. Real old. Last year old. And it took them until recently to score 2000 signatures. That's not going to convince anyone to port anything.

Yeah. It's pretty clear that Wii U owners just don't care about this game.

#47 Posted by Meinhard1 (6769 posts) -

In a perfect would they would port it and it would even have those awesome, underrated Wii Remote / nunchuck FPS controls.

#48 Posted by super600 (30664 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

I don't know if it would sell all that well tbh

I really doubt it would. I would probably eventually get the Wii U version if there weren't a PC version coming, but if I get this game at all, it's going to be on the PC.

None of the third party games sell well on it

The WiiU version of monster hunter is one of the best selling third party games currently. Capcom was pretty happy about how much that version of the game sold.

#49 Edited by super600 (30664 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:

The Wii U has a shit CPU compared to the PS3/360. Online shooters require CPU power. Especially large ones like Destiny.

It's not like the 360 and PS3's cpu are that strong either anymore and that game is still being ported to both. The WiiU's cpu is weak in some areas and if you know what you are doing you can mitigate the weaknesses to an extent, but almost all 360/PS3 can be ported to it easily still. Bungie may have to build their engine around the weaknesses and strengths of the WiiU's cpu to take advantage of it,,but they won't anyway since they won't be porting the game to the WiiU

#50 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7406 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

Yeah. It's pretty clear that Wii U owners just don't care about this game.

So it would seem. In comparison, the Dark Souls 2 petition has managed a little over 17,000 signatures.