‘Destiny’ Cannot Be Ported to PC, At Least Not Now

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According to head designer for Bungie?s Destiny, Lars Bakken, it is very complicated as of the moment with regards to having the game ported to the PC, but Pete Parsons gave out some hint that they are still looking about converting and properly porting the game on the PC in some time in the future.

The former developers of the game Halo explain why the ?shared-world? first person shooter, Destiny cannot be ported to the PC, while it will be on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Eurogamer asked Bungie why they aren?t releasing the game on the PC despite the fact that the game is actually being internally developed on that platform. Lars Bakken said that ?The truth wasn?t that simple?. He mentioned how he wanted it to be easy to have the game ported to the, supposedly, native platform, which is the PC. It doesn?t necessarily mean that the game won?t ever make it on the PC, though it won?t be right away.

Bungie production has not ?given any attention to bringing out PC games since Oni (which was released 2001), though some Halo titles have made their way to the PC in collaboration with different studios. Bakken said that they wanted to focus developing the game internally, and having another platform to join the line up of devices that the game will support, means complication with certain matters.

“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,” Bakken said. “It’s crazy to think of right now.”

COO Pete Parsons also said something similar about the challenge of having a game released on 4 different platforms, all at the same time. Another thing to add to the possible complication of having the game ported to the PC is that, the game is connected to a singular world (which means cross-platform playability), and having 4 platforms to work together is already a tricky feat.

Even though we can?t expect any Destiny on PC on the launch date, Parson teased that they also love the PC, and considering having the game ported on the PC, though ?they aren?t sure when or how it will happen.

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