Bungie’s next first-person shooter, Destiny, is coming to four platforms. PC is not one of them. It would be mystifying if it wasn’t an all too common occurrence. In a chat with Eurogamer, Destiny design lead Lars Bakken laid out the main reason: it’s really bloody hard.
“It's pretty complicated,” said Backen. The team is in the unusual position of dealing with four consoles compared to the one they are familiar with. Bungie is catering to two generations. “Adding another thing on there is just crazy. It's crazy to think of right now.”
Backen assured that Bungie is super into PC. “What is also true is that, as you might imagine, we're all hardcore PC players. We play everything. It doesn't matter if it's a phone, PC or console, we play it. And there are 500 people up there. So we care a lot about the PC.”
Caring’s great. But it’s very non-committal. “We love the PC. We hear it too. We ask the question of ourselves,” said Backen. It’s love now. But Bungie simply won’t make the move. It’s like those soap operas, which I’ve totally never watched and you can’t say otherwise.
There’s hope, though. “That doesn't mean it can't happen in the future, it just means it won't happen right now,” Backen said.
I’m hooked. I’ll be tuning in again soon to see if these two crazy kids will be honest to each other and their hearts.