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Why Bungie haven't committed to developing Destiny for PC

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Since the announcement of Bungie’s new game, Destiny, there’s been a frustratingly coy back and forth about whether we’ll see the sci-fi MMO come to PC. Today’s word on the subject is to simmer down, they’re working on bringing it to four other platforms already and Bungie worry working on a fifth would spread themselves “so thin that it negatively harms the other platforms”.

"It’s a huge challenge to ship four platforms and a massive opportunity to reach a new audience," senior writer and Bungie community manager Eric Osborne told IGN. "We know there are a lot of people out there asking for PC and we know that there are a lot of gamers that would willingly give us money, but what we have to do is make sure we’re focused enough to bring a good experience to any platform that we ship on. What we 100 percent are not going to do is spread ourselves so thin that it negatively harms the other platforms. So right now we have the four platforms, which is a lot to focus on."

Bungie’s relationship with the PC has been a niggly one. Despite releasing their early game, Oni, on PC, the Halo series - the company’s most successful franchise to date - has only come across in dribs and drabs. There’s been no concerted effort to release on the PC.

Hopefully we’ll learn of something more definite in the coming year.

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subedii's picture

I suspect this is more a competition thing.

If you're going to prioritise platforms, the ones where you don't have to face off against a tonne of already existing MMO's (even First Person MMO's) and communities are probably going to give you the highest chance.

I'd say it's disappointing, but to be honest I was disappointed when I found out that Destiny was an MMO.

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Vixremento's picture

With you on this. I think that PC is actually their primary development platform (how can it not be with the next gen stuff that is supposed to be so similar to PC) and that they've just been promised a nice slice of sweet cherry pie from Sony and Microsoft to keep it exclusive (plus that's pretty much all they've done in the past isn't it?).

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Lobo7922's picture

Don't even consider this guys, we shouldn't care about them, we have plenty of great games in PC, we don't need them.

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Mudkip's picture

Oh look, another game that completely screws over pc gamers because the company is obviously just scared of pirates! :o

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GeoGonzo's picture

Well, no hard feelings here... and I can respect their commitment to quality. Best of luck with your game, Bungie. Maybe next time, uh?

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Shriven's picture

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UntoldAv3nGer's picture

Well that sucks. Maybe we won't be seeing Destiny in the next couple of months, but maybe they'll eventually take it to PC.

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Auron's picture

They're changing their tune. Last year it was "no one wants to play fps on PC anymore, we changed that with Halo."

I saw screw 'em halo was nothing but hype and if I want a fpsmmo I can go planetside.

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