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Bungie's Destiny to hit PC? Definitely not, at least for now

By Russ Boswell
Nov 5, 2013
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  1. PC gamers, prepare to be upset: A new and highly anticipated franchise developed by none other than Bungie won't be hitting store shelves for you, at least not anytime soon. 

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    I already have a console. But im NOT going to get a PS4 or xbox 1, because this is the only game I look foward to playing thats coming out after these consoles...sticking to my 360 for now. But mostly my PC.
     
  3. techf1end

    techf1end TS Rookie

    Im pretty upset about this! come on Bungie forget xbox 360 and ps3 and get to PC lol
     
  4. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 640   +56

    It's not like they cared for PC gamers in the last decade...
     
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  5. techf1end

    techf1end TS Rookie

    true, but im hope they have a change of heart.
     
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  6. Adam Randall

    Adam Randall TS Rookie

    To be honest the amount of AAA titles ignoring the PC gamer is growing by the day. I am a hardcore gamer at heart, but the majority of the games I am interested in are console only. In the event that they are released on PC its usually 6 months to a year after the console release. I really feel like indie games and MMO's will be the only games available on PC in the future.
     
  7. Adam Randall

    Adam Randall TS Rookie

    Also this is a little off topic but whats with Bungie ripping off Star Wars and Mass Effect this game isn't exactly oozing with originality...
     
  8. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    I don't know, the trailer reminds me a lot of Halo (which makes sense). I definitely see some Mass Effect influence in it, though.
     
  9. Adam Randall

    Adam Randall TS Rookie

    Yeah I may have flown off the handle a little bit, but the classes and powers and tone are very "Mass Effect"
     
  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    That 'prison' came with a big fat check that no doubt helped them hire and keep the designers and developers that make them as big as they are today. Considering the success of Halo, I don't see how Bungie using Microsoft's money in return for exclusivity resulted in anything but a win-win for them both. MS got great games for the Xbox, Bungie got the money to grow, and they both (probably) made money in the process.

    Anyway... I wish I knew more about game development. Clearly the PC must be quite different and require significant redesign. GTA V skipped over the PC too. We're used to hearing 'The PC Market is dying... except for gaming.' Well, maybe it'll die for gaming too.
     
  11. Adam Randall

    Adam Randall TS Rookie

    I truly believe GTA V will come to PC at some point, but developers are seeing more dollar signs in the console market. You have MMO's and RTS titles like League of Legends or Star Craft that still aren't available on console. The day the MMO becomes successful on console is the day the PC gaming market goes 6 ft under.

    [/quote]That 'prison' came with a big fat check that no doubt helped them hire and keep the designers and developers that make them as big as they are today. Considering the success of Halo, I don't see how Bungie using Microsoft's money in return for exclusivity resulted in anything but a win-win for them both. MS got great games for the Xbox, Bungie got the money to grow, and they both (probably) made money in the process.

    Anyway... I wish I knew more about game development. Clearly the PC must be quite different and require significant redesign. GTA V skipped over the PC too. We're used to hearing 'The PC Market is dying... except for gaming.' Well, maybe it'll die for gaming too.[/quote]
     
  12. Russ Boswell

    Russ Boswell TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 109

    No doubt that Bungie definitely got a massive payout for their work with Microsoft. And one really has to question why Bungie would just cut ties in a situation that is a definite win for them.

    I suppose they feel that they can make more money porting to multiple machines. But in a world where they want to maximize their profits like that you would assume that they would want to port to PC as well. I know it costs extra resources, but surely a company like Bungie, as you said, has the necessary funds to do so.

    I always wondered why Rockstar didn't pull the necessary resources to port GTA V immediately to PC as well. There is such a massive following there, specifically with amateur designers that crank out all the fun modifications we see that you can only get on PC versions of the GTA saga.
     
  13. Ohhhh So much power for nothing, PC gamers..... Piracy is having the last laugh
     
  14. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,648   +521

    "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 we're focused enough to bring a good experience to any platform that we ship on."

    I'm not willing to give you any money actually, because of what follows.

    "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."

    So spread yourselves across the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox 1, the latter two have PC hardware in them more then ever. Wouldn't it have been a better decisions to drop the PS3, it is by far the hardest to develop for, and make it for PC because again, the Xbox 1 uses a modified windows kernel for ****s sake. Hence I'm calling BS and this has to be a profit before customer type of situation. But hey, we all know the PC market is dead in 5 years, and consoles will live on. I wouldn't be surprised if this generation of consoles has full mouse and keyboard support just to take away the RTS and MMO market from the PC. I still see the game making it to PC in the usual 6-12 month delayed timed period because they have to "polish" the game for the platform, that way Bungie can make some cash to develop DLC for the consoles. And I still won't willingly give up any money for it.
     
  15. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,256   +222

    Would intel/nvidia/amd let PC gaming die? Wouldn't that severely reduce their profits?
     
  16. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Guru Posts: 407   +88

    Had both an xbox and now my PS3 leave me unable to finish an Elder Scrolls game (Morrowind and Skyrim respectively) so I'm done with consoles. I can fix, upgrade, or replace anything on my computer, so it's a safer place for massive time games like the Elder Scrolls. I bought a stand alone bluray player with WiFi last week to cement the end of the console at my home. No PC version? No money from me!
     
  17. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Guru Posts: 407   +88

    You don't think console games are pirated? What rock do you live under?
     
  18. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 195   +9

    Eh, you know with news like these, they'll probably do a horrible console port to PC after they are done with the console gamers.
     
  19. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Keep it... we dont want it xD.
     
  20. I find the cape guy with the pistol looking a lot like the snipers from killzone 2 :p
     
  21. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,485   +2,038

    There is absolutely no way I'd ever buy a console. If it doesn't come to PC, tough. I'm not gonna die without it.
     
  22. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 828   +54

    GTA didn't make all that money on release day etc because people pirated the game. Imagine how many would have torrented GTA as the multiplayer component wasn't live. It would likely have been used as an excuse by many.

    And generally a modified console is required to run pirated console game as opposed to a copy of utorrent on PC. It takes a bit more effort. It's a shame but consoles are likely to stick around for years cos their simple but also cos they are the best avenue for devs to make profit.
     
  23. But isn't the PS4 and Xbone one essentially just a PC in a shiny box running x86 processors and gpu chipsets found in current PC Graphics cards? they even demo the xbox one games on dev PC's at E3 so it can't be that hard to make a stand alone PC version.
     
  24. An anonymous comment means nothing, and I'm by no means an "expert". But I've been seeing Game Industry trends for a long time to see where this is going.

    To me, Bungie is just "playing tough". Much like Ubisoft did at the start before the petition which made PC players advertise their game for free basically and save them a whole bunch of money.

    It's of Bungie's best interest to release the game on PC at some point, it will likely be later of course. While Bungie is a renowned console studio, they are not all that well recognized on PC since they barely released anything outside consoles and Halo2.. well... it was released in the state we all know. So the way I see it is, Bungie would win nothing by announcing Destiny on PC right now, it would only be doing what any other studio would do. HOWEVER, if they were to tease players a bit, then paint a grim scenario, when they finally decide to announce the possibility of a port at a later date, rather than complaining about the game being a port, players will praise them to the heavens.

    To me this is all a PR maneuver, much like Ubisoft's.
     
  25. Also on the comment of: "To be honest the amount of AAA titles ignoring the PC gamer is growing by the day."

    Where have you been the past 12 months?
    There have never been as many games announced for PC in game and tech events as there was this year!

    Just at this year's E3, there were AT LEAST 57 titles announced for PC, and this is without counting indie games!
    So really, I don't know where you're taking those conclusions from. If anything PC gaming has never seen as many games as it sees today.
     

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