Bungie says they would like to put Destiny on PC
Bungie has announced the details of its newest game, Destiny. This new constantly online Sci-fi FPS will be a shared world shooter and incorporate some MMO elements. As more information pours in more questions are raised and we have a full write up on the game here. But, there is still one big question: Will we see a Bungie Destiny PC release? So far we haven’t gotten any straight answers from the developers but we do have some clues that it will be on PC.
“We need to make sure that we’re prepared for the future. Both prepared for upcoming generations, certainly upcoming other platforms. Multiple platforms,” said Bungie COO Pete Parsons during the big reveal yesterday. He continued, “We’re focused on is creating that living universe, that place that you want to be on, and not have it be dependent on any specific platform or device.”
Ok, well if they don’t want it to be dependant on any single platform then it makes sense to cast a wide net and be on every platform possible, right? There is no reason to limit the game to a smaller audience, especially since no one knows yet how the Microsoft’s next gen console will do. Especially since details are still fuzzy about how online play will operate.
“I’d say we would absolutely love to be on PC,” Parsons said. “If you go upstairs and talk to the people upstairs, we play on all platforms. This is a pretty round about way for Parsons to say that Bungie already has some sort of client up and running for PC. The question is whether or not Bungie will follow through with a consumer PC client and when.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg added this. “Until anything’s officially announced, from the first parties, obviously we can’t comment on any platforms that might be forthcoming. But what we can say is that we’re building Destiny to be wherever gamers are. And we want this to be one of the great video game franchises and entertainment franchise for the next decade.”
Again, I’d say that a PC release is guaranteed at some point, but they just don’t want to make an official announcement just yet in case something goes wrong. If PC is not available on initial launch, I’d bet money that it will come down the pipeline at some point. We all know how fast hardware changes and if Destiny is to be a game that unfolds over the course of a whole decade, I’d say PC is the best bet. In one of the recent Destiny leaks, it is mentioned that the second Destiny release will be in 2015 and PC was mentioned for that release.
What do you think? Will Destiny be a PC title or will Bungie stick to console? Tell us in the comments below!