Destiny will mark Bungie’s first foray into cross-platform development. And beyond that, the game will also be cross-generational product. A spokesperson from Bungie stated that, “developing a cross-platform game is hard, but the perks outweigh the pain.”
The benefit of moving into multiple platform territory is that Bungie’s game will reach a far wider audience. This is the main goal of “Destiny” it seems. They want to present a game that doesn’t feel as if it leaves anyone out. Up until this point, Bungie’s exclusivity with Microsoft meant that Sony only players never got the opportunity to fully experience the beautiful worlds of Bungie games.
The spokesperson went on to say that they want Destiny to be a game that appeals to “busy” people; the kind of player that only has a few hours a week to play the game. Whether this is due to a full-time job or family duties, Bungie has designed the game to feel fresh no matter when you visit its world. Furthermore, players won’t feel that they’ve missed out on something if they don’t touch the game for a few days. What does this means exactly? Who’s to say? As far as single player campaign games go, I would say that this should be a requirement. However, this may mean that Bungie has something special up their sleeve. Maybe they’ve developed an unexpected twist to the single player mode.
We reported earlier that Bungie wants the game to stand as a blockbuster on the same level of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. They’re talking big game here for a new release without any former fan-base, but maybe they’ve got something truly unique.
I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what Bungie has in store when Destiny release comes in 2014.