Bungie Have No Plans To Release Destiny On PC
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.04.2013
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In an interview with IGN, Destiny senior writer and Bungie community manager Eric Osborne said that Bungie has no plans to release the game on the PC, focusing instead on Playstation and Xbox versions. Here are highlights:
On a possible PC version of Destiny: "It's a huge challenge to ship four platforms and a massive opportunity to reach a new audience. 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. What we 100% are not going to do is spread ourselves so thin that it negatively harms the other platforms."
On possible microtransactions: "We've not announced anything on the microtransaction front but our goal is to absolutely make sure that when we deliver a game for $60 that's a great experience no matter what type of player you are," he said. "So we're not looking at any pay-for-power type stuff. That's what I hear as a player when people say they're worried about models and schemes that nickel and dime people; we're not going to do that."
On what kind of game Destiny is: "We're not making a space sim where you're flying through the stars. We're making a first person shooter. So the primary way you'll get around the world is on foot as a first person shooter, then space travel is a cool way for you to customise your ship and get around. You can see the ship when you arrive in public spaces and they sort of herald your arrival. You can upgrade them, but they're also the way that you're moving around in the story and they're primarily that story vehicle to get you from Earth to the Moon, then Venus or Mars."