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Destiny may release on PC, considering cross-platform saves

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:35 GMT By Dave Cook

Destiny developer Bungie has assured PC gamers that it is looking at the format and that it is also considering the possibility of cross-platform saves for its MMO shooter. Don’t get too excited, as nothing is concrete yet.

Speaking with IGN, Bungie senior writer and head of community Eric Osborne said of a potential PC release, “We haven’t said yes, and we haven’t said no.

“The more platforms we take on, the more work it ultimately becomes, and what we don’t want is to compromise the core experience on any platforms. We have a lot of people who play on PCs. We have a lot of appetite to build that experience. We haven’t announced it yet, but we’re looking forward to talking more about that kind of stuff in the future.”

On the issue of cross-platform saves, Osborne added, “For us, [platforms] are purely agnostic. Any data on our back-end servers and services, like Bungie.net, are ours. We control it, we can do a bunch of fun stuff on that side. So for us, we want to absolutely do the right things for players.

“But there are some complexities we have to solve that are outside our control. But we’re absolutely pushing to solve some of those things. We don’t have anything to announce, but hopefully in the future we will.”

Would you like to see Destiny hit PC? What about cross-platform saves? Let us know below.

Meanwhile, be sure to check out Bungie’s new CG trailer for Destiny, which shows plenty of action ahead of the game’s next big reveal at E3 2013 on June 10.

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30 Comments

  1. ballz

    wow awesome, its like we dont have enough shit mmo’s lol

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1, LOL Yeah. If I want to play something from MMOFPS I have plenty to choose from.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. harr0w

    Damn fucking right bungie make it so

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dark Gio

    Prepare your gamepads because “nobody want to play FPS with mouse anymore”

    #4 2 years ago
  5. polygem

    i will probably remind you guys about this once it has been released :)

    i believe this game will be awesome.

    one of my friends only plays on pc – this would be great.

    i personally always prefer a good gamepad to play any game.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. undermyrules

    @4 you are a troll riiiiighttt? you must be or otherwise i must call you a retard.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Tavarish

    @6 Someone hasn’t been following retard statements made by Bungie. Bungie has announced that when they invented Halo and control scheme for it they made K&M obsolete for FPS gaming.

    On news itself: Basically what they just said is that they aren’t ready to talk about possible PC version, while they are doing in-house prototype testing and developing for that version to see if it’s doable. Cross-platform saves are in cards, but they need to push Sony and MS on the issue to it can happen.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. harr0w

    @6 I ignored that one

    #8 2 years ago
  9. roadkill

    Bungie! We don’t give a s**t about your half-arsed games! Keep it on the consoles please!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    They damn well better, I am not sure how well PS4 or esp Xbox One will be selling next gen.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. TheWulf

    Wait… “saves?” Am I the only one who picked up on that? Is this going to be a co-op game like Guild Wars with online lobbies, with data saved on the client’s side? That’s hardly an MMO…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @12

    Probably more like Borderlands series.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. TheWulf

    @13

    Yeah. Similar to that. I just find that it’s strange… Aren’t they doing themselves a disservice, here? Borderlands advertises itself as a single-/multi-player game. By advertising themselves as an MMO, they stand to alienate both parties.

    It’s just weird.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Sanwiches

    Our public opinions don`t count, they either check `professinal game reviews` and of course their own data, since only the biggest mouths cry in public.

    Anyhow, good for PC gamers I guess, if they can make it.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. revolting

    @13 But have they ever actually referred to it as an MMO? That’s an assumption a lot of folks seem to be making, but from Bungie themselves, I’ve only ever seen it referred to as an action-rpg multiplayer fps. ie. exactly like Borderlands. The imagery they’ve released does suggest multiplayer on a larger scale than Borderlands, granted, but if they’ve actually referred to it specifically as an MMO, I’ve missed that. They’ve certainly said it will incorporate MMO elements, but what does that actually mean? Persistant world? Crafting? Cooperative combat against AI-controlled opponents? There are hundreds of things that could mean, but to me “incorporating MMO elements” implies “being a bit like an MMO without actually being an MMO”.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    it wont be a classic mmo it will be something new. mmoish yeah…cannot wait for the details.

    @wulf: now that you are here. i meant what i said about the badger sim shelter without being sarcastic :)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Da Man

    Angry insane PC fanboys who never owned an Xbox and couldn’t aim with a gamepad if their life depended on it versus another industry changing video game and a great MMOFPS.

    I suppose it’s like football tournaments to people on the internet.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. silkvg247

    I’m not an angry PC fanboy, I do own an xbox and a ps3, and I can’t aim for shit with a game pad.. know why? Cos they ain’t designed for pinpoint twitch aiming.

    One thing I don’t understand about “not” releasing for PC – isn’t the game basically developed on the PC so should in theory work on it natively (since that’s where it’ll be debugged etc)?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. polygem

    i started playing shooters on the pc and yeah it works great and all but these days i love playing them with a gamepad….so sick of the pc mouse keyboard only way to play real shooter stuff…loved bungies statement. they have a point. shooters can be so much more fun with a gamepad having triggers, rumble and all. elitists will now say rumble is for noobs because you wont be as precise….well…get. a. life. or game professional, then you might have a point.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Da Man

    Sure they are. You ‘re just bad at it. Pinpoint is such a srs bsns considering it’s about online entertainment software.

    Incoming angsty wall of misspelled dementia in 3.. 2.. 1..

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Bomba Luigi

    The Point is: no matter what you like more, Controller or Keyboard, you can youse both of them on Pc. Chose what you like more.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @19, It’s developed on the console devkits. Not on the PC.

    + Bungie is bad when it comes to FPS. Early games had an option with one button to turn in 360 degrees not to mention about AUTO-AIM.

    It’s really hillarious to play a Halo game with XIM3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfF7M6Qxyxk

    Simple Unreal tournament 1 shooting mechanic with simple level design. LoL

    “Angry insane PC fanboys who never owned an Xbox and couldn’t aim with a gamepad”

    Why should any PC gamer own a box that can’t even do multitasking, slow with 720p gaming that can only offer a gamepad for FPS gamers aka disabled people. Well, anyway. It’s DaMan a Halo fanboy saying something about “great FPS” when gameplay was never seen. Ahh well, actually there was a gameplay of a simple mmofps that is below Planetside 1 standards. K

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Da Man

    Иди на хуй. То что тебе больше нечем заняться каждый день кроме как страницу этого сайта обновлять и играть в видеоигры уже давно ясно.

    Больной просто наверное.. Сумасшедший

    I don’t know how else to address a patient whose greatest fun is referencing Halo mechanics as those of Unreal when Unreal ripped off Marathon.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    Unreal ripped off Marathon? That’s something new. What’s next? Show us the next level of your great knowledge of Bungie fanboyism.

    your greatest fUn saying things like Xbox rules/patients/Halo fanboyism/windows sucks, Apple rules so I’m ok with this.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Da Man

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/08/04/some-analysts-concerned-cod-has-peaked-at-retail/

    One of a myriad links you can find in search engines with in-depth analysis of Erthazus, Unreal, Marathon, Halo and the fact that Erthazus is being in denial for 5+ years regarding Ut ripping off Marathon (Halo’s direct predecessor).

    Ты больной? Да.

    тебе еще раз повторить одно и то же дерьмо? Ты здесь 4 ебаных года эту хуйню пишешь.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Lengendaryboss

    ^The War Between two warring factions who will win?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3VmUreste8

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    @26, As always. Just words and 0 facts at all. You don’t know the history of UT. If UT was trying to rip off someone. That would be Quake III:Arena which was it’s main competitor. But you don’t know that. You never played it and you never played Unreal 1.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKDvqLNk7CQ

    So good luck telling everyone about how “Halo did something” when in reality it did nothing and their next game will do nothing. Only console fanboys see that.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Da Man

    Слушай, шизофреник, ты только что напечатал несколько цитат которые я не говорил, сказал что Анриал – копипаст Марафона это “что-то новое” когда ты сам тут четыре года печатаешь один и тот же бред и получаешь на него один и тот же ответ.

    Читать умеешь?

    Again, I don’t know how else to address a patient who replies with the same wall of bullshit, misspelled dementia and paraphrased posts from the internet.

    Fact: ripped off modes, none of which are presented in Quake Arena. You’re insane, Erthazus.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. silkvg247

    @21 Hey, some of us like doing long distance head shots, that’s pretty much all I’m saying. :)

    #29 2 years ago
  30. laimis911

    @11 exactly my thoughts

    #30 2 years ago

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    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

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  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

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  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

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  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

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  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]