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.

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7 Comments on Destiny To Appeal to Casual Gamers, Says Bungie


On February 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

“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.

We’re advanced players he said…

After stating that noone plays with mouse and keyboard anymore, you says you’re a advanced player….



On February 18, 2013 at 10:38 am

What a joke. By casual, they mean 6 and up. You know, the ones who don’t play with keyboards. Jones is such a nube.

Roy Batty

On February 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

Jason is right I never use a keyboard and mouse, I use a keyboard and trackball and sometimes a joystick when flying jets/helicopters.

I have just started playing xbox due to friend agro but instead of using the controller I bought a Xim Edge so I can use the keyboard and trackball.


On February 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Ok Roy, you got me there. I use a cordless logitech thumb trackball, so technically I guess I haven’t actually used a mouse for gaming in over 7 years.


On February 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm

If you need to appeal to players on all skill levels ship it with a gun controller.

Last time I checked I have not played a challenging game since the end of the SNES era. Every game since the first playstation until now(with the exception of Dark Souls) has not been challenging enough. Whenever a game becomes too difficult the babies complain that its too difficult. Whether it Raiding in World of Warcraft to even Dark Souls nobody knows how to use there brains and instead the rest of us smart players who enjoy challenges are punished by retards.

You want to make a fun game make it difficult. Period.


On February 21, 2013 at 12:23 am

To Appeal to Casual Gamers = crappy game


On February 21, 2013 at 1:00 am

Between this article and the article that no one uses mouse and Keyboards anymore, Bungie has really managed to kill my interest in this game already. This game may be dead to me before even reaching the starting gate. XD