Bungie: No cross-gen play creates a more level playing field for Destiny's multiplayer
Bungie has been explaining the reasoning behind their decision not to offer cross-gen multiplayer in Destiny.
The main reasons for not offering cross-gen multiplayer is that Bungie feels that Xbox One and PS4 gamers may have a percieved advantage over their Xbox 360 and PS3 competitors.
“I’ll speak for the hypothetical player,” began Bungie engineer Roger Wolfson. “I have a disadvantage sniping across the map because [my opponent with a next-gen console] is only two pixels on my screen and I’m four pixels on his.”
He went on, “You see that in the world of PC gaming, where people are always racing to the best video card to give themselves the advantage. Regardless of where the reality is, there’s definitely a perception among gamers that better hardware means you have an advantage. We don’t want to have to enter that fray, so to create the best, most level playing field, both actually and perceptually, we separated it by platform.”
Destiny will be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September the 9th.
Thanks Digital Trends.
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