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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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52. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 17:11 Parias
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 16:39:
You don't play console games for the immersion (I NEVER leave my livingroom); it's much more arcadey.

I do. There are plenty of singleplayer / story-oriented console games to get immersed in which I have no problem counting up right alongside some of my favorite PC titles.

Although I also just hook my consoles into my computer monitor and play everything right off of my PC desk anyways. I also tend to stick to singleplayer stuff and never really bother with competitive multiplayer gaming.

But speaking as someone who plays on PC as well as all the major consoles, I can confidently say that it is indeed very possible to become immersed in console games. Not all of them are rubbish. And I've never had an issue with the controls for games built around them - I agree that trying to play something like Max Payne on a console would be a terrible experience, but other games like Halo are designed around it and work fine for me. If a game is multiplatform, I'll get it on PC every time - but there are numerous console-exclusive games out there which really aren't that bad.
 
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