Bungie Still Thinking About PC For Destiny, Will Next-Generation Make This Decision Easier?
With the launch of next-generation only months away, could the market see a shift to better game playability on PC? Could this be the end of bad ports from console to PC, in favour of specialised games that suit both technologies?
The reason as to why I am asking this is because: will the level of sophistication that comes with next-generation allow for developers to easily transition to PC without much fuss? Thus, although a game may be a port, it will no longer be as bad as it would be at this point.
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Over the last few years PC gamers were always the ones to suffer with games not-being-as-nice. With very little exclusives and always being the “second-best” to console, next-generation may change this. And I sure hope it does.
Bungie is a fairly well-known developer, however for Xbox 360. The development company is known for its massive hit Halo, the series published through Microsoft Game Studios.
With Bungie’s move from Microsoft to Activision PC is once again a real possibility. It has been years since Bungie has developed for anything other than Xbox 360. But that won’t change anything–they’ll still make a great game, on any platform.
Destiny is Activision and Bungie’s latest game. It is an online sci-fi first person shooter and it has only been confirmed for console, to date. The game will be available on both Xbox 360 and One, as well as PlayStation 3 and 4.
And if we take what I said above into consideration, then it could possibly make its way to PC without much fuss. The development into next-generation consoles could make the transition to PC as easy and seamless as possible.
Eric Osborne, from Bungie, was recently questioned on whether or not the game will come to PC, and he commented with: “We haven’t said yes, and we haven’t said no.”
“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.”
This doesn’t exclude PC possibility, it just has not yet been confirmed. At the moment, developing for four consoles seems like an absolute nightmare. Adding PC to the mix, as the fifth, seems like a lot of extra work. In fact, I would not be surprised if Bungie tries an Ubisoft move by releasing a PC game months after console, to allow for a bit of extra time to tweak for the PC community.
After all, is PC going to be that much different when compared to next-generation? And while I do understand that the differences between current-generation and PC was not too great, we do not know what development provisions are being made available for next-generation.