Read an interview today with Eric Hirshberg of Activision publishing about Destiny coming to PC.

"It is [a good fit], and it's something we're talking about and looking at very carefully, and obviously it makes a lot of sense with the genre and the type of game it is," Hirshberg stated.

"You know, developing on PC is a different animal than developing for consoles and so we just want to make sure that we're putting one foot in front of the other and getting it right, and that it's of the highest possible quality. But obviously I see the same things about the natural fit."

This seems to be a serious nod that a PC port will come for Destiny and if is the case will it change if you get a next gen console?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/15/2014 at 11:54pm

If they could ever get it to the point that the multiplayer was cross-platform, then I'd consider picking up for PC. Destiny is going to have a lot of MMO type interaction, and most people are going to want to play with their friends, so you usually go with the system that most of your friends have. There have been a few games that I've bought multiple copies of on different systems, to try to be flexible in those situations, but it never really worked. You spend time on the PS3 with Borderlands 2, then your friends on Xbox 360 are leveling their characters at a pace that you can't keep up with, and vice versa.

I'm sure they will bring it to PC at some point, but I don't know many that would hold out for it. I can't imagine that it would be released on PC within this holiday season, and the thing about Destiny is that it will sell systems. I had the chance to participate in the Alpha demo this weekend, and it looks and feels amazing. They are catering to a wider audience than just Halo or Call of Duty fans. If I didn't have a PS4 already, I'd certainly pick one up before Destiny arrived.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/16/2014 at 05:16pm

Totally. Destiny, to this point, was the reason to get a PS4 if I were to get one. Now that they are all buy saying it's coming to PC, i'll wait. Makes sense though, sell it on consoles then later on PC. It's not a bad model, if a bit annoying for some that buy it twice.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/17/2014 at 05:58pm

I wouldn't hold my breath, is all I'm saying ;). I'd be willing to bet that a major contingency in bringing it to PC is how the sales figures look in September and the following holiday months. Another key quote from that article: "...And you asked how are we dealing with the complexity of developing for so many platforms, how about one more on top of that?" More platforms, more problems. The good news seems to be that Bungie is investing in Destiny for the length of this current console cycle, so I'm sure there will be opportunity to jump on at any point. I'm curious, how long would you wait, though? A year? Two years? What if it never actually came to PC, would you be okay with skipping it altogether?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/17/2014 at 06:33pm

I would be ok with skipping it if the only way to play it would be buying a console I otherwise wouldn't.

If they do or don't port it, that would be fine BUT I do want to play it, just not to the tune of $560 dollars.

I've invested a bit in my PC and like that ecosystem quite a bit. I also like my PS3 but if it wasn't for Bluray it wouldn't be used much. Kind if like my Wii. Again, great systems and I have no regrets but if I look at the games I played on them: the orange box, fallout 3, wolfenstein 2009, borderlands, borderlands 2, portal 2, etc all of these are PC titles too.

In the last few years this sunk in and I have switched over. Not to make this a PC vs console discussion, but one about my gaming habits.

But all that said, I won't hold my breath and I don't mind waiting. Plus, if my friends get a Ps4 it would give me more reason to come over and play it with them.

If it does come to PC I also hope it comes with cross system play too.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/17/2014 at 07:48pm

One thing they have mentioned that they are working on, is the ability to transfer your player profile from older systems to the new. When asked if that included cross-platform upgrades, Bungie said it's a wait-and-see situation, with the ball mostly in the platform holders hands. An interesting scenario would be PS3 and XBox players being able to transfer their characters to a PC version, if they wanted to leave the old system behind but still get the next-gen experience. What would be even better is if they offered a server log-in, like most MMOs and MOBAs do, where you could log-in from anywhere, on any platform, and continue your progress. I can't really see it happening, but it's fun to dream.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/17/2014 at 08:36pm

Save/character sync is magic and I hope they implement it in some form. In some games it's effectively DRM but with others it's kind of like "sync up if you can" and I like that stuff quite a bit.

This game has a mad huge budget, if it makes a ton of money who knows where it could go? Maybe they will add it in a future DLC set.

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