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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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17. Re: Blablablablabla Nov 4, 2013, 11:24 Darks
 
Same ole Bungie, same old bullshit!  
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16. Re: Blablablablabla Nov 4, 2013, 10:58 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 10:38:
blablablablabla PS4 and Xbone released but no PC because 3 minutes of work too much blablablablab

Who are Bungie again?

Career sellouts if you ask me. Sold out their Mac fans to go to PC, and almost immediately sold out the PC fans too to be console exclusive.
 
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15. Blablablablabla Nov 4, 2013, 10:38 Creston
 
blablablablabla PS4 and Xbone released but no PC because 3 minutes of work too much blablablablab

Who are Bungie again?

This comment was edited on Nov 4, 2013, 10:46.
 
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14. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 10:25 Blackhawk
 
Bungie hasn't released a game on the PC in six years, and that one was most likely forced by Microsoft via contract as a bid to push Vista. It has been nine years since Bungie has willingly released a PC title, and fifteen since they have released one that actually did WELL on the PC.

Bungie is not a PC developer. Why would anyone be surprised that they aren't releasing their new game for PC?
 
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13. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 10:19 InBlack
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 10:16:
NKD wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 09:21:
"PC is dead last on our priority list, even behind last-gen consoles that will be slowly dying starting in a week."

Well said Bungie, well said.

Those consoles that are dying starting in a week will probably still be where most games sell the largest bulk of units for the next 10-12 months.

Which is the real reason why they are developing for those four platforms. So instead of giving us a pure bullshit argument, they could have just said we went where the $$$ are best, which is what we have been doing ever since we sold our soul to the Devil Microsoft and maybe just maybe we will do a port further down the line. No hard feelings.
 
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12. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 10:16 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 09:21:
"PC is dead last on our priority list, even behind last-gen consoles that will be slowly dying starting in a week."

Well said Bungie, well said.

Those consoles that are dying starting in a week will probably still be where most games sell the largest bulk of units for the next 10-12 months.
 
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11. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 10:13 Prez
 
I gotta say that seems like a bullshit excuse, but I'm not surprised. I would prefer developers just say you'll port it afterwards and don't give a reason instead of insulting us.  
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10. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 10:05 ItBurn
 
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.
 
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9. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 10:04 InBlack
 
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...
 
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8. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 09:58 maleitch
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 09:52:
I've seen a trailer of this game, for some reason, and I gotta ask: Who the fuck wants this game anyway?

I agree. If anyone but Bungie were making this game would it garner the level of press it is getting. I am not even sure what it is? Is it an FPS MMO like Planetside or something closer to Tribes? I really don't even feel like looking it up when I could spend time bashing it.
 
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7. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 09:57 ItBurn
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 09:52:
I've seen a trailer of this game, for some reason, and I gotta ask: Who the fuck wants this game anyway?

It's Borderlands. Borderlands is a good coop game. That's enough of a reason?
 
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6. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 09:52 Quinn
 
I've seen a trailer of this game, for some reason, and I gotta ask: Who the fuck wants this game anyway?  
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5. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 09:50 bhcompy
 
Not a surprise, for one, given their track record in the past 5-10 years.

And we don't want it, either, given how poorly their console-optimized games port to PC.
 
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4. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 09:40 ItBurn
 
Well it's good to get a somewhat honest answer. He seemed to say that a PC port after was a definite possibility.  
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3. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 09:29 mellis
 
*crickets*  
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2. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 09:25 Verno
 
Yeah that's kind of disappointing but not really surprising given the publisher.  
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1. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 09:21 NKD
 
"PC is dead last on our priority list, even behind last-gen consoles that will be slowly dying starting in a week."

Well said Bungie, well said.
 
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