GS News - Destiny Skipping PC; Xbox One and 360 Get Original TV!

Bungie explains why Destiny won’t come to PC and promises they aren’t favouring PlayStation over Xbox, while + Xbox Live gets a slate of original TV shows!

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GameYakuza
GameYakuza

that's it? all the hype for just halo reskins in a boring industrial yard level?

quffy
quffy

In another universe, this is Battlefield 4. We don't need this type of non-sense games on PC. Though is a pity games like gta v or forza are not yet on pc. Evolve will suit us better than this Destiny game. 

jupsto
jupsto

reasons destiny is not coming to PC is obviously because mouse users would dominate the PvP too much.

jupsto
jupsto

"even tho game is being developed on PC". which games are NOT developed on a PC?

fluffy_puppy666
fluffy_puppy666

Who cares, we have goat simulator! Even goat simulator is better than generic alien shooter n45534564. :3 

gf61
gf61

Since none of you write a stitch of code let me explain. From the looks of  it this game is well over 100 million dollars, every penny is counted. Each instance (version) of the game has a separate team. As bugs occur solutions are shared in all instances. This is why its best to program all versions of at the same time not 2 yrs already in. All consoles have custom chips and dev kits, Bungie is familiar with last gen so their smallest team 360, followed by ps3. The larger teams are ps4 and xb1.

Who hasn't played a rush port or crappy version? Why cause that team didn't have enough funds or the time.

The current plan is to release, make some money, release pc version. 

janneliiti
janneliiti

I was gonna preorder...untill i realised it´s ps4 and 360 + only....

Why would i wanna buy Obselete tech just to run one game ?

It´s not even 3D. with Pc i could have done it with drivers if not directly implemented in game.

every good 3D experienced gamer knows, there is no going back to 2D.

And ps4 and 360 just ain´t gonna cut it in the future rendering power vise.

So shame on you bungie.

Why game makers don´t make bonding petitions about pre ordering games, that would guarantee the paycheck after pc release. We all know not releasing to pc is all about money. what ever anybody says.... It always is.

this kind of title.. one in every 3 years. i would pay hundred euros for it in a heart beat. i know bungie is worth every dime

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Will 700,000 PCboys petition help?

RyanBurnsRed
RyanBurnsRed

That's not an explanation. And if in the slightest it was, it's a very weak explanation not to bring this game to PC.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Isn't Destiny an online shooter? It seems they should be favoring the Xbox over Playstation if that's indeed the case.

Zoza24
Zoza24

Fuck you Bungie, weak ass excuses you make not to do a PC port..



Shove Destiny up your ass, over-hyped bullshit.

DBGT-87
DBGT-87

Adding another version will be crazy hah ?
I'm not interested in this game anyway, but lets say that their excuse is stupid.

They could just say this: PC will not give us money as much as consoles.

tinmann840
tinmann840

As a PC Gamer, I don't feel like I'm missing much.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

I really wish they would tell us for once and freakin' all what they mean by exclusive content and timed exclusive. I'd prefer to buy this game for my X1 rather than my PS4 as, I am more comfortable with FPS on Xbox controller. I suck bad enough on MP without adding the PS4 controller into the equation. Not that it's a bad controller. I just prefer the Xbox controllers.


This exclusivity is the make it or break it for me. If PS4 gets exclusive content that is important to the game in either story, gameplay or quality I may just skip the game altogether rather than buy it for PS4 and have an awkward MP experience. If its just crap content like skins or other fluff then, ok. I can handle timed exclusives. Waiting an extra month is no big deal. But, missing out on extra content that really ads to the total experience would not be cool. Some say its just minor stuff. Some say its one extra side quest. Others say its a full 2 hours of extra campaign. Don't know why they can't just come out and tell us already.

TruthSerum808
TruthSerum808

All these mad Mustard Racers. 


It's not like Bungie would have to worry about making their game scale graphically and run smoothly on a million different pc configurations on top of making it run on 4 different consoles spread across two generations right?



vegangnosis
vegangnosis

I'd really like to be saying I am getting Destiny on Xbox One (I had actually already pre-ordered it on that console), but the more I learn about the system disparity the more I have shifted toward PlayStation 4 (PS4). I was totally an Xbox guy last generation. I quit gaming for a few years and rushed out to get the Xbox One without doing any real research – thinking it would be more of the same – only better. While I am not sore that I got the Xbox One, I'll likely be spending most of my time on PS4 this generation. I wish Xbox would not have given up power for Kinect. I realize PC is the most powerful, but I have been playing consoles since I was a small child (over 20 years), and I just favor the console I feel is made the best; and right now I feel that is the PS4, unfortunately. That said, I love gaming, so I love both consoles and will own the best exclusives for each.

kovaras1984
kovaras1984

looking forward to all the T.V stuff

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

The only thing crazy is to think anyone is going to buy that line of BS that you can't do it on PC because you already having it on Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One would just cause a lot more work...here's a idea...not make a NEXT GEN game on LAST GEN consoles and that focus could of been put towards a PC version. It's ok to just be honest and say "yeah we have no intention of doing to on PC because we don't feel like it". Instead of saying man it's so much work...again you choose to make a NEXT gen game on 2 LAST GEN consoles, talk about adding a lot of extra work....

Boogy32
Boogy32

Well I didn't expect Bungie to care about the PC market anyway. They haven't done so in 10 years. No reason to begin now.

SpLiTMaN
SpLiTMaN

what is there a game in the world that isn't developped on the pc for consoles?????every damn console game iv ever seen on E3 is always played on a super modded pc...

ffragale1
ffragale1

its not that simple????? then explain you fucking idiot bungie ....... bungie is soo full of crap 

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Why would Australia have a public holiday that takes Jess away from us?  Doesn't seem like there'd be much to celebrate.

NickCanadian
NickCanadian

PC gamers are more of a targeted market for this type of game then Consoles, not saying that it won't sell good, just the install base of the game will be larger on a PC then on the consoles. I am not going out of my way to buy a console to play a Halo mmo.

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

How can you add something to the list like a PC port when it's been made on PC?????????

Bloody_basic
Bloody_basic

Destiny not coming to PC... Hmm, don't think that will last...

madjack1812
madjack1812

I wonder how many of the Destiny "cross-platform issues" are related to trying to balance keyboard/mouse users playing against gamepad users?  

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I will be getting Destiny on PS4.

Will you be buying it Jess and if so on what console?

mr_nee
mr_nee

Great comparison about annoying movie goers!

captnslo85
captnslo85

I am just waiting to get an Xbone when Destiny comes out. I have a few more games to get through on my 360 till then.

ptown58
ptown58

Thanks for the news.

Zombie97
Zombie97

Destiny looks pretty good, I'm a console gamer but hopefully it will come to PC. I haven't seen so many fanboys in this comments section in a long time :(

Also, Ron Perlman said something interesting on his Twitter, but soon after denied that he knew anything about it.

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Hi Jess!

If Destiny is not coming to PC for the  "complexity" for it being a "complicated" game, that where Bungee's level is reached. Piracy will never be the issue here, is Bungee has the resources enough to make it on PC? That becomes the question. And, right, they did not developed it on a PC, but on XBONE? ;/

TV shows livestreaming is not new. XBONE modem is a nice hardware nowadays.;D

Nice news day today, Jess. And you look wonderful. You're a good breathe of air in my mornings ;DDDDD Even if the news is kinda boring, you made interesting with your smile. Keep up the good work! =D

hystavito
hystavito

I wonder, how many people really like the social experience added on when they are watching TV or movies?

With me TV viewing is a very passive experience where I am usually doing other things and it's just kinda background, just like Kevin VanOrd had said a few times recently :).  For movies, when I want to watch a movie for the first time, I sit down and just do that, totally committed.


So in either case, for me the idea of seeing other people commenting and reacting to content doesn't seem like a good fit.  I haven't tried it yet though, I believe the WiiU has that but I never really use TVii.


EDIT: I just realized, I have participated in something like that.  I have followed The Walking Dead thing, Story Sync, several times.  Often I found myself distracted, so what I started to do was simply review it during commercials.  Although that has user comments, I don't read them, I just look at the official content which is notes on the episode, flashbacks/reminders, etc.

kovaras1984
kovaras1984

@jupsto ofc they would, if destiny is 1 world for all platforms pc aim botters would riun it for everyone

andystephenson
andystephenson

Not really, the better fps and resolution on the ps4 makes it the ideal candidate for online shooters or any fast paced hae for that matter not That anyone with a brain cared about shooters anymore well the first person ones anyway..

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Zoza24  Ah, I doubt you will miss out on much. And I am just asking, but are you one who considers console players to be peasants?

chrisdrew23
chrisdrew23

Good point man they should stop making next gen games on older consoles but i might recommend looking at the average cost of making a triple A game from 2001 to 2014. A couple houndred thousand made the goldeneye franchize for the 64. And it sonething like 20 million to make cod gohst. Im just saying im not seeing a lot of outside business give to game progeamers to make a game. People want Destiny then hook them up with a couple mill

crazynotstupid
crazynotstupid

@klugenbeel the last gen consoles probably yield more money than PC does. Of course they are not going to say that to your face. Doesn't matter if its honest, its downright stupid. When a comment like "deal with it" caused so much havoc that it wrecked a person's career imagine what a comment like that would do. They'd be accused of greed and the company will go down. 


All that coming from someone who owns no consoles, a PC gamer.

surrealme
surrealme

@Dav_id83 It's being made on a single spec PC and being designed to work on the consoles which all have fixed hardware. The PC gaming market though is comprised of a near infinite variety of hardware combinations.

mr_nee
mr_nee

@captnslo85  if all of your friends don't have a bone yet and you do have a PC, then I'd suggest you reconsider

DARREN636
DARREN636

Ha yes. Watching a movie on Xbox , enjoying the atmosphere and then a 'retardedfailkiller' wants you to play call of duty. Invite Pops up.

tinmann840
tinmann840

@tightwad34 @tinmann840  


It looks like more of the same. It's nothing revolutionary or ground breaking. Maybe it's time for the return of the arena shooter. Unreal tournament 4.

RyanBurnsRed
RyanBurnsRed

@surrealme @Dav_id83  A near infinite of hardware combinations?

Shit...I'd like to know what kind of math you're using to calculate that.


You know developing for PC is actually cheaper and easier than consoles?

Take a look at the many developers starting out on PC on Steam Greenlight and Kickstarter. If it's as hard as you're making it out to be, Steam Greeenlight probably wouldn't exist.