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Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans

An interview with Bungie on IGN touches on why there are no concrete plans for a PC edition of Destiny, Bungie's upcoming first-person shooter (thanks NowGamer). Just as four out of five dentists recommend sugarless gum, community manager Eric Osborne explains that shipping on four out of five platforms is what's keeping development of this project manageable:

"Its a huge challenge to ship four platforms and a massive opportunity to reach a new audience," said Osborne.

"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 were focused enough to bring a good experience to any platform that we ship on," Osborne continued.

"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."

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39. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 15:31 ItBurn
jdreyer wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 15:20:
ItBurn wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 10:05:
InBlack wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 10:04:
ItBurn wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 09:40:
Well it's good to get a somewhat honest answer. He seemed to say that a PC port after was a definite possibility.

Are you on drugs? Oh you mean the bullshit argument that they are not going to spread themselves so thin so as to develop on 5 instead of 4 platforms. (Despite the fact that 3 of those platforms share the same basic architecture and two even share the basic OS structure). What a crock of disinformation...

Hm no... Seems perfectly legit to me. It takes a lot of work to make a good PC port. A lot more than to port to other consoles. Sure they could have done it at the same time, but this isn't where they're going to make their money. They have these "4" platforms that they're concentrating on for that. I don't see that much BS in there.

You're saying that it takes a lot more effort to port the game in its original Intel form (XB1 & PS4) to PC than it is to the PS3 Cell processor? To me this just reeks of typical Microshaft BS of prioritizing XBone over PC. Well, it's their funeral.

No. I'm saying, the control schemes are different, as are the graphical options and all the different hardware configurations. Plus PC gamers often ask for some features that don't exist in console games. Basically all of this is unchanged from xbox360 to xboxOne and it's the same for the PS.

It reeks of their high ranked people thinking that the PC isn't a good business decision. He didn't actually write this directly, but that's what he meant by supporting only these 4 platforms. There are the 4 they support because these are the 4 they think will make them money. Game companies are there to make money.
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