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Destiny: Bungie to deliver full vision on both current and next-gen hardware

Monday, 25th February 2013 11:48 GMT By Dave Cook

Destiny is one of those games that will cross over generations, as it’s currently confirmed for PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360. However, Bungie has made clear that you will get the full Destiny experience regardless of what platform you play it on.

We reported on Bungie’s fan Q&A over the weekend, but this tasty little nugget has now been brought to our attention.

Responding to a question about platforms, Bungie’s community manager David Dague said, “We’ve been planning for multiple hardware platforms from the very beginning, and while we can’t get into the minute technical details of each console, we’re fully committed to delivering our full vision for Destiny on every console we ship on. Currently, that list is PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.”

Dague continued, “Destiny will be a profoundly Bungie experience, no matter which platform you choose to play it on. It will be made better by the independent, but connected communities that rise up to support it and shape it and make it sing.

“It’s heart-warming to see old, familiar friends once again dreaming and speculating about what might be in a brand new world. It’s great to see new voices join the party – people eager to see what all the fuss is about. We’re going to do our absolute best to live up to your lofty expectations.”

What do you make of that then? Is it refreshing to see Bungie striving to deliver the same experience across the board, regardless of format? Let us know below.

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7 Comments

  1. Vice

    “no matter which platform you choose to play it on.”
    I chose PC. Now deliver.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. manamana

    I choose game boy.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. alimokrane

    Any developer that makes such claims is not doing itself any favours. Making such promises is FALSE. Better graphics make for a better experience, it’s not the only factor but it does make the difference, it’s that simple.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. PsiMonk

    #3 “Better graphics make for a better experience” erm, that’s the kind of thing the graphics card industry wants you to believe – but did you really feel games got a whole lot better when we moved from z-buffering to trilinear isotropic filtering or whatever? Nah, not me.

    Basically, while visuals have got better and better and better, AI, physics, story, dialogue all remain mired in a hell made for gamers. The best “experience” I’ve had in games in ages? Journey. And that was hardly state-of-the-bleeding-edge visually. As long as we prize and buy games that push polygons over IQ, we’re doomed.

    As to Destiny, it’s hardly a stretch, now is it? All these consoles are connected, all have good or great graphics powers… so what this means is Destiny will look a bit more spumy on PS4/Durango/whatever. And a bit less on PS3/360. Hardly a big surprise. It also means Bungie have nailed their flag to the wall to say Destiny won’t be revolutionary in any way that current gen consoles couldn’t handle – but that’s no surprise. See my above comments on the lack of innovation in story, physics, AI. All Bungie are saying is “next gen console = next gen graphics sheen” but that’s it. Yawn.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. ps4fanboy

    @2 lol

    #5 1 year ago
  6. fengato

    Fully understand the need to do it this way, though it’s somewhat disappointing that the world of Destiny will be scaled back in order to keep current gen consoles in the loop.

    I want new ambitious/rich experiences that simply are not possible on our current clunkers.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. tonyyg88

    I agree with your opinion fengato. you must bring it if your going too bring the hardware.

    #7 1 year ago

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