Destiny Release On PC Remains A Possibility

Destiny is slated for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS4 and the Xbox One, but one of the platforms noticeably absent from its roster of release platforms is the PC, which appears to have been left out in the cold.

The reason? The game’s creators at Bungie say that the work required to port the game to the PC might be more than they can handle at the moment, but they aren’t ruling out the possibility of a PC release in the future.

Quizzed on the possibility of a PC release, developer Eric Osborne said, “We haven’t said yes, and we haven’t said no.”

Speaking to IGN, the developer 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.”

The statement is in contrast to a previous disclosure by Bungie co-founder Jason Jones, who said that the reason Destiny isn’t coming to the PC is because no one plays shooters with a mouse and keyboard.

Destiny does not yet have a release date.

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6 Comments on Destiny Release On PC Remains A Possibility

michael

On June 15, 2013 at 8:30 pm

LOL….Well how about this. NO P.C. No sale.

P.C. is where FPS shines. Where do you think Doom, Unreal Tournament, Counter Strike, Battlefield were born. Consoles limit the options of how you play using a controller while P.C. Mouse and keyboard gives you unlimited control options.

Foehunter82

On June 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Personally, I’ve always felt this whole console exclusivity crap was lame. The truth is console exclusivity does nothing but discard a segment of gamers for no legitimate reason. I’m with michael. No PC, no purchase. I have never seen a reason to go out and buy a console when I have a perfectly good gaming PC already.

Sadly, should Destiny come to PC, it’ll likely be a craptacular port from the console version, rather than a PC-optimized variant of the game. All this does is maintain the illusion that exclusivity serves a purpose. Observe:

Developers go with exclusivity. They sell the game for one or more consoles. The game is popular enough. A PC port is made. The PC port is sold. The PC port sucks because it wasn’t made properly for PC. The developers then assume that they have no legitimate PC market for their games, and continue with exclusivity rather than putting forth some frakin’ effort.

thedog

On June 16, 2013 at 12:55 am

Got only one thing to say. Jason Jones, would you kindly pull your head out of your but-. You might actually be able to see things clearly. Doubt it though. Anyone who would make a statement like that is either retarded, or has suffered serious brain damage. You look more the retarded kind of guy.

Jothron

On June 16, 2013 at 3:24 am

Since the architecture on the next gen consoles is much more like a PC, if it was ported then it probably wouldn’t be a bad port, at least the new consoles aren’t going to massively hold back PC developed mutiplatform games.

Having said that, this is on current gen consoles as well, I wonder what those versions will look like compared to the next gen versions.

Mike

On June 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm

My problem with this game is that they simply reskinned some Covenant enemies from Halo. I’ve watched the developer diaries, and I know those enemy movements by heart, try harder Bungie.

Jay

On June 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I’m going to get on the soap box here for a second..

It blows my mind how much marketing & advertisement dollars are being thrown at this game, when all we’ve seen of it is a 5′ish minute demo with only some minor interesting stuff. It looks like Halo, Borderlands, and Mass Effect all thrown together. It does not look that interesting nor does not look groundbreaking. People “oooohhhh” and “Ahhhhh” over Bungie with the biggest pair of rose-colored glasses I’ve ever seen. Yes, they created Halo (arguably my favorite franchise), but people don’t understand that “Halo: Combat Evolved” was a fluke. The longer they (Bungie) worked on the franchise the worse it got. Halo 2 had good multiplayer and maps, but Halo 3, ODST, and Reach were all awful in comparison. For all the technical improvements and Xbox Live integration, the series fundamental game-play got worse and worse. At least 343 turned it around somewhat.

Getting back to Destiny, if it’s not on PC then I’m not buying it. As much as I love Halo & Forza Motorsport, I’m sure as hell not going to let Microsoft screw me on there always-online Xbox DRM.

Vote with your wallets people. That’s the only thing that matters.