Destiny not coming to PC, for now
Bungie has explained their reasoning behind not releasing a PC version of Destiny at the same time as the console versions.
The studio is handling all of work on Destiny in-house, developing versions for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 as well as doing all of the QA themselves, hence the 500-strong workforce holed up in their Bellevue HQ in Washington State.
This makes adding a PC version much more problematic, especially given that PC games need more intensive QA testing that their counterparts to ensure compatibility with as many different setups as possible.
Lars Bakken, Destiny's design lead explained as much. He stated, "The truth is it's not that simple. I wish it was that simple. It's pretty complicated. That doesn't mean it can't happen in the future, it just means it won't happen right now."
Bakken added, "The console SKUs are really important for us and that's what we're focusing on. We're doing it all internally ourselves. That's a huge endeavour. That's not something we've ever done before. 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."
Bungie's COO, Pete Parsons hasn't ruled out bringing Destiny to the PC in the future though. He added cryptically, "I look forward to our future conversations around PC. We love the PC. We hear it too. We ask the question of ourselves."
Destiny will hit PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September the 9th.
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