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Bungie on PC Destiny Possibilities and How Nobody Wants to Play with Mouse/KB

A couple of general indications from Bungie suggest the possibility that their just-announced Destiny may make to PCs after only being announced for consoles. "We would absolutely love to be on the PC. If you talk to the people upstairs, we play it on all platforms," Bungie COO Pete Parsons told Eurogamer. So, stay tuned." The PA Report has a similar vague hint from Parsons, who explains the game should be easy to port: "The interesting part is we, from the ground up, from the very beginning, we have made sure that [Destiny] can be on multiple platforms," he told them. "Itís one thing to say it, itís another to design and actually architect for it, which weíve absolutely done." On the other hand, Destructoid has a quote from Bungie cofounder Jason Jones suggesting playing first-person shooters with mice and keyboards is obsolete, as their "ambitious" moves with Halo of limiting players to two weapons and recharging health have changed the FPS. "We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people," Jones told them. "We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game -- almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time. We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo 'cause nobody wants to."

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66. Re: Bungie on PC Destiny Possibilities and How Nobody Wants to Play with Mouse/KB Feb 19, 2013, 13:45 RollinThundr
Quboid wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 10:16:
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 09:26:
RollinThundr wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 08:54:
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 08:38:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 08:29:
You know it sucks that people this clueless manage to get rich. *sigh*

He was also the lead on Myth and Marathon, the two games people that hate Halo cite as reasons why Bungie used to be great.

Eh Bungie isn't particularly great then either, if Myth and Marathon are considered their "great" period.

I'm not making the claim. I have no fond memories of either.

Plenty of fond memories of Halo 1 PC, which makes me in the minority, and of Halo 3, which is the closest thing we have to a spiritual successor to GoldenEye/Perfect Dark. We did a couple of, well, kind of LAN parties a few years back. 2 TVs, 2 Xboxes, 16 people rotating on and off in groups of 8. Very few other games let you do 4 per system. Online, too. Which makes it far and away one of the best party games and one of the only hardcore party games.

Never has a statement been so undered! (Wait, that's not right.) Never has an underer statement been uttered! (Hmm, no.) That's an understatement! (Yeah! Got it!)

I first played Halo on the PC, although naturally I'd seen plenty of Xbox footage. What the heck was the fuss about? If that was want consolers thought was a good FPS, well, that's almost adorable.

Yeah that's pretty much how I felt about the first one and the series in general, never understood the Bungie love, unless one is all about mediocre average titles, which even pre halo, imo Bungie's games have always been pretty mediocre.
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