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Bungie's New Project is ''Destiny''; PC Probable

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Activision officially announced Bungie's mystery MMO, Destiny.

On Monday Activision finally revealed Bungie's mystery project called Destiny. It's an "ambitious evolution" of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared, persistent virtual world. The company didn't officially state that it was coming to the PC, only that it's slated for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and future consoles. But Bungie hasn't ruled the PC platform out.

"The interesting part is we, from the ground up, from the very beginning, we have made sure that [Destiny] can be on multiple platforms," said Bungie COO Pete Parsons. "It’s one thing to say it, it’s another to design and actually architect for it, which we’ve absolutely done."

Parsons also said that Bungie would love to see the new game on PC. "If you talk to the people upstairs, we play it on all platforms. So, stay tuned," he added.

Bungie said the game has a social element by offering players a connected, living world they can explore. There are also "vibrant" social spaces where they can congregate to celebrate achievements, talk about their adventures, or whatever else people do in virtual social hangouts in space.

In Destiny, players step into the distant future and serve as Guardians of the last city on Earth. Wielding incredible power, they fight off humanity's enemies and struggle to reclaim what was lost during the collapse of mankind's Golden Age. The Destiny saga will unfold over the next 10 years through "grand tales and sweeping adventures" consisting of cooperative, competitive, public and social activities.

According to the back story, man inhabited the entire solar system during the Golden Age. But something utterly cataclysmic happened, leaving very little of humanity left. Now the survivors owe their spared lives to the mysterious "Traveler" who sacrificed its own life to save theirs. Its mysterious sphere still hovers low over the Earth where it made its last stand, seemingly keeping silent watch over Earth's remaining children.

"Destiny is the game that we've been dreaming of building for years.  We couldn't be more pleased about our extraordinary collaboration with Activision.  We finally have the right partner, team and technology to bring the experience to millions of players worldwide," said Harold Ryan, Bungie president.  "Destiny will draw players into a world filled with mystery, action, and adventure, but most importantly, Destiny is more than a disc in a drive, it is a living social universe filled with other players."

As for an actual release date, there was no indication that it will arrive in 2013. Even more, in Activision's most recent financial report, the company's guidance for the anticipated amount of money it expects to earn in 2013 did not include Destiny. Given that Bungie signed a contract with Activision in 2010, there's a good chance we won't see this game for quite a while.

Despite the persistent online world, the contract between Bungie and Activision reveals a 10-year commitment to produce a number of Destiny games. Given the target platform is the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, taking a Guild Wars 2 route seems out of the question. Or they could release one MMO and several stand-alone spinoffs. Either way, smartphones and tablets will be involved so that the gamer is never completely detached from the virtual realm.

"We can't comment on any platforms that might be forthcoming, but what we can say is we are building Destiny to be wherever gamers are," said Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg.

Yeah? Well gamers are on PC, so cough a version of Destiny for them too. For more information about Destiny, head over to the official site.

Official Destiny ViDoc: Pathways Out of Darkness

 

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    wannabepro , February 20, 2013 1:16 AM
    I for one, am excited. It would be amazing if they could link Console and PC gamers so we could all play on one network.
    Would never happen though..
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    anxiousinfusion , February 20, 2013 1:09 AM
    It will still be made with consoles as the main focus. I can't say I'm terribly interested in Destiny.
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    wannabepro , February 20, 2013 1:16 AM
    I for one, am excited. It would be amazing if they could link Console and PC gamers so we could all play on one network.
    Would never happen though..
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    Anonymous , February 20, 2013 1:32 AM
    WTF last week they said it would never come to the pc, look at halo who want to play an fps on the computer? or something was the word from bungie last week.
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    ShadyHamster , February 20, 2013 1:36 AM
    if its a pay2win mmo the consoles can keep it.
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    MaXimus421 , February 20, 2013 1:54 AM
    MMO's are all about to adopt the Free2Play feature. Which I for one am looking forward to.

    Look what it's done for SWTOR. It's getting a decent user base again and the devs are listening to the fans. The only time you pay for something is to for upgrades.

    This brings new players to the game, and forces the devs to work hard to put out better content since they need your money even more (since its free to play, duh).

    Good luck with Destiny Bungie!
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    atavax , February 20, 2013 1:57 AM
    a good pc shooter is extremely difficult to make with the developer only focusing on making it work for the pc. If it isn't designed to be played by the pc and is only pc compatible, then the chances of it actually be a good pc shooter is close to nil.
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    Kami3k , February 20, 2013 2:00 AM
    MaXimus421MMO's are all about to adopt the Free2Play feature. Which I for one am looking forward to.Look what it's done for SWTOR. It's getting a decent user base again and the devs are listening to the fans. The only time you pay for something is to for upgrades. This brings new players to the game, and forces the devs to work hard to put out better content since they need your money even more (since its free to play, duh).Good luck with Destiny Bungie!


    Wrong about all going to F2P, only the bad ones are. This is a fact. SW:TOR is still bad, the only reason why it still has players is because of two words in it's name, Star Wars.

    And no the devs are not listening to the playerbase.

    But you I'll let your head explode when you try to explain EVE Online.
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    bigdragon , February 20, 2013 2:07 AM
    The Traveler? Nonsense! That moon is clearly from The Fifth Element! It is unmistakable evil stopped by the hot alien girl with orange hair. Somebody pour more chocolate on Gary Oldman's head already!

    Goodbye Bungie. Thanks for all the great Halo memories. I feel that Destiny will meet the same fate as the last console FPS MMO, Huxley. That one wiped out its developers and failed. Bungie has got a great concept art pitch, but until I see solid gameplay I won't get my hopes up. I think they are in over their heads with new and unfamiliar IP that may not capture the attention of the masses.
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    f-14 , February 20, 2013 2:26 AM
    Pre ForeRunners Halo.
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    457undead , February 20, 2013 2:54 AM
    bigdragonThe Traveler? Nonsense! That moon is clearly from The Fifth Element! It is unmistakable evil stopped by the hot alien girl with orange hair. Somebody pour more chocolate on Gary Oldman's head already!Goodbye Bungie. Thanks for all the great Halo memories. I feel that Destiny will meet the same fate as the last console FPS MMO, Huxley. That one wiped out its developers and failed. Bungie has got a great concept art pitch, but until I see solid gameplay I won't get my hopes up. I think they are in over their heads with new and
    unfamiliar IP that may not capture the attention of the masses.

    k.

    You realize that MAYBE if this game turns out to be bad it's not the end of the world and you have to stop playing their games, right?
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    technicalbass , February 20, 2013 3:10 AM
    Could care less about Bungie ever since they ditched taking Halo to PC first and nerfed the graphics and released it for the original xbox instead. Not to mention how awful the PC port was when it finally did get released.

    Consoles are lamesauce.
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    casualcolors , February 20, 2013 3:12 AM
    Another Bobby Kotick MMO? Coming from a PC user, no thanks.
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    palladin9479 , February 20, 2013 3:21 AM
    If it's designed primarily for a console then no thanks. The last thing we need is another console FPS that's ported to PC and features graphics that are 3~4 years old, flat levels and severely limited FoV. If it's designed for PC with large open levels that include vertical elements then the PC guys are gonna love it but the console people will scream for blood.

    Currently I only know of ONE MMO that's gotta consoles and PC's to play on the same server, and right now the console version is holding back game development.
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    w0_od , February 20, 2013 3:28 AM
    Apparently according to the Bungie Dev, no one plays shooters with KB and Mouse which is why they are console focused....

    http://www.destructoid.com/bungie-says-nobody-plays-shooters-the-way-they-used-to--245428.phtml
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    master_chen , February 20, 2013 3:34 AM
    And then they'll rename into Halo Destiny...
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    tobalaz , February 20, 2013 4:07 AM
    No pc version?
    Well considering I don't play PS3 or Xbox 360 well sorry fellas no sells!
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    bigdragon , February 20, 2013 4:11 AM
    457undeadk.You realize that MAYBE if this game turns out to be bad it's not the end of the world and you have to stop playing their games, right?

    You should read and watch the interviews with Bungie employees before quoting me next time. They are betting the company on Destiny. If it fails they shut down. They are betting everything on this project becoming as big as Halo and WOW combined. I think it's a foolish move that is excessively risky with new and unproven IP. Persistent and MMO console games have a history of failure and killing companies. I'd rather see Bungie produce a bunch of fun games spanning multiple IP or genres rather than throwing all their eggs in one basket with Destiny. I do absolutely want to keep playing their games, and that's the point you missed. Hard to play their future games if the company bankrupts itself.
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    NuclearShadow , February 20, 2013 4:15 AM
    Seeing how Bungie's roots is on the PC and now that they are no longer owned and controlled by Microsoft it's pretty obvious that they will have a PC release of it. Hopefully Bungie makes another great game.

    Quote:
    Now the survivors owe their spared lives to the mysterious "Traveler" who sacrificed its own life to save theirs


    Praise space Jesus!
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    bluestar2k11 , February 20, 2013 4:26 AM
    FFXI does that.
    Console and PC all play on the same servers, for the entire world. It mixes not only console players from PS2 and 360 with the PC players, but also regions, Japan, NA, Europe (Several languages, including French and German I believe) all play on the same servers as each other.

    It can work. It's just a matter of IF the developer/publisher, is willing to do it.

    wannabeproI for one, am excited. It would be amazing if they could link Console and PC gamers so we could all play on one network.Would never happen though..



    Halo PC was an awful port?
    It worked great for me, I never had any trouble at all on several systems. Halo 2 for xbox doesn't like the 360 though, awful graphical bugs that make it nearly unplayable. I assume bungie did the emulator though.

    But bungie didn't handle the PC port, Gearbox did.

    technicalbassNot to mention how awful the PC port was when it finally did get released.Consoles are lamesauce.
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    smokeybravo , February 20, 2013 5:21 AM
    This game is going to be gorgeous. I just hope they release a PC version.
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