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Destiny Won't Launch on PC Because it Would be Too Much Work

| 29 Apr 2014 01:38
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Bungie does not rule out the possibility of a PC version of Destiny later on - just not at launch.

Destiny, Bungie's new sci-fi shooter, is launching on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Curiously, (especially considering that it is a shooter), it won't be available on the PC. Talking to Eurogamer, Bungie explains the reasoning for this, which basically boils down to "it's too much work."

"So when I'm playtesting and I'm trying to play PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3, that's a lot of work. Adding another thing on there is just crazy. It's crazy to think of right now," said design lead Lars Bakken. "I think four platforms on day one is a lot, considering we've been a one platform team for a very long time," added Bungie COO Pete Parsons.

However, both men stressed that Bungie is a studio of around 500 people, and obviously a lot of them are PC gamers themselves. "What is also true is that, as you might imagine, we're all hardcore PC players ... So we care a lot about the PC," said Parsons. He didn't rule out the possibility of a PC version later on down the line - just definitely not at launch.

"I look forward to our future conversations around PC."

As for those claiming that a PC port would be "easy" considering games are built on PCs in the first place, "It is not nearly as simple as you think," explained Parsons. "It is one central world no matter what the platform, and so that requires lots of intensive thought."

"Frankly, it's not a thought we can spend time thinking about right now. Just building up the game and putting it across generations of platforms, and working on platforms we've never worked on before with the PlayStation 3, these are very big challenges. I'm thankful we have the engineering team we do."

Source: Eurogamer

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