Bungie on PC Version of Destiny: “We Haven’t Said No”
Bungie’s shared-world shooter Destiny may be heading to PC, however the developer isn’t willing to do so at the expense of other platforms.
Bungie’s all-new shooter Destiny may be headed for PC, however the developer isn’t ready to confirm this at the moment. While speaking with IGN, Bungie senior writer and community head Eric Osborne explained that porting the shooter to more platforms would mean extra work – work that Bungie isn’t prepared to do at the expense of other platforms.
“We haven’t said yes, and we haven’t said no,” Osborne said. “The more platforms we take on, the more work it ultimately becomes, and what we don’t want is to compromise the core experience on any platforms. We have a lot of people who play on PCs. We have a lot of appetite to build that experience. We haven’t announced it yet, but we’re looking forward to talking more about that kind of stuff in the future.”
Destiny will launch across a range of platforms, from the Xbox 360 to the PlayStation 3, as well as next-generation consoles the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. When asked if save files will be interchangeable across platforms, Osborne explained there are “complexities” the must first be resolved to make this possible.
“For us, [platforms] are purely agnostic,” Osborne said. “Any data on our back-end servers and services, like Bungie.net, are ours. We control it, we can do a bunch of fun stuff on that side. So for us, we want to absolutely do the right things for players. But there are some complexities we have to solve that are outside our control. But we’re absolutely pushing to solve some of those things. We don’t have anything to announce, but hopefully in the future we will.”
Destiny‘s worldwide gameplay reveal will occur during Sony’s 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing on June 10. The game’s first live-action/CGI trailer launched yesterday. Check it out below.