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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.