Destiny To Appeal to Casual Gamers, Says Bungie
Bungie co-founder Jason Jones had a lot to say about his new game Destiny since its announcement yesterday. Beyond telling the media that gamers no longer played shooters with a mouse and keyboard, Jones says that Destiny is being designed to appeal to players of all skill-levels.
“If you have the basic coordination to play a shooter, you can experience all Destiny has to offer,” said Jones in an interview with ShackNews.
“All core activities can be able to be enjoyed by a novice player, even as we we get into those complex six-player activities, like raids.”
According to Jones, the studio intends for “everybody that wants to play to be able to play Destiny.” He says that the game will not be a complex one, and that players won’t have to work hard, read, or go on the internet to “figure out our bullshit,” perhaps knocking the much more complicated design of Dust 514, a competitor to Destiny.
“They want to be entertained, they want to become heroes, they want to feel things they don’t feel in their everyday lives. So our core experience has to be delivered as simply and directly as possible,” said Jones of gamers.
Jones also suggested that more advanced players will have as much to do in the game as their casual counterparts, but he failed to elaborate on that.
“We’re going to succeed, because we’re advanced players. We play our own game all the time. We’d go crazy if it was anything less than fun,” he said.