Destiny developer Bungie has admitted to helping Sony make the PS4′s DualShock controller better for shooters, years before both companies entered into a partnership over the game.
Speaking with TechRadar, Bungie community head Eric Osborne revealed that the studio was talking with Sony before it started its move into next-gen development.
“We really didn’t know where anybody was going,” he began, “but it became really clear talking with Sony at the outset that their vision really aligned with where we wanted to go.”
He added, “They worked with us, of course, on core systems and the controller itself – making it better for shooters, helping improve that for players, helping include and improve the social aspects of the game.”
And here we are today, with a report that Destiny’s PS4 and PS3 bonus content will be exclusive until Fall 2015, and the game is Sony exclusive in Japan.
It’s no secret that both Bungie and Sony have been close for some time now, but Osborne’s insight suggests that those conversations have been going on for a few years. It’s also worth noting that Bungie was released from Microsoft’s ownership in 2007.