A recent article from Polygon outlines some of the discussions they had with Bungie about the likelihood that Destiny will be coming to PC, and it wouldn’t be far-fetched to assume it’s going to happen in the future. [divider]
Polygon was told there was no news on a possible PC version when they asked on Friday, just in case the game being all but shipped meant that there were new people free to work on this possible port.
“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,” Erik Hirshberg, the CEO of Activision Publishing, told Polygon during E3.
“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,” he continued.
This answer fits the theme whenever the question is asked: It seems like there’s enthusiasm for the idea, but nothing to announce … yet.
“We haven’t said yes, and we haven’t said no,” Bungie senior writer Eric Osborne said. “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.”
Destiny is one of the most extensive, not to mention expensive with an estimated $500 million budget, deals ever made between a developer and a publisher.
The game is part of a 10-year deal between the two companies, and that $500 million budget proves the commitment Activision has to making the franchise work. That investment means there has to be a major return, however, and that’s part of the reason the game couldn’t be launched only on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
In their early contract, which may or may not be relevant right now, it mentioned that “Destiny 2” was going to have a PC release. This certainly doesn’t prove that it’s coming to PC for Destiny 2, or at all, but it at least shows that they’ve been thinking about this idea for a very long time.
You may have heard rumors of Destiny coming to PC in March 2015, and this is absolutely not true. There was no “Steam database” sighting or anything like that. Many sites re-posted (usually exactly) the same article with hopes of gaining site views, and that’s all there was to it. Don’t hold your breath for an announcement in the next few months, or even by next year, but it’s pretty safe to say that Destiny will eventually be coming to the PC. [divider] In other news, the Bungie.net store has been updated with some cool new swag!
[divider] And finally, this newly released HD Art and in-game screenshots would probably make for a cool background, check them out: