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Old-gen Destiny players to be “pleasantly surprised”

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Bungie’s first game since it cast of Microsoft’s Halo-flavoured shackles is coming to consoles later this year. It’ll be coming to both the new systems, and those old dinosaurs – the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As is the worry with most cross generation games, those without the news systems suspect they might end up with the short end of the stick. Bungie wishes to allay those fears.

“Hopefully players will be pleasantly surprised by how appealing it is on [last generation hardware],” Bungie producer Pete Parsons said to print magazine Game Master.  “It’s the same game, that was hugely important to us. Part of some of the really big, ambitious technologies set up for this… all of this lives on one set of servers. There’s one world that we’re building, and that is extended out to multiple platforms.”

Of course, that brings up one of the biggest worries that people with new consoles have about cross-generation games; gimped experiences. Don’t worry though, PlayStation 4 owners. Bungie will be leveraging that system’s unique strengths..by giving gamers  sharing features and flashing lights.

“We’re taking advantage of the cool things Sony’s doing with the [PS4] platform” lead designer Lars Bakken said to PlayStation UK.  “The Share feature’s great – I love that thing. We’re also doing some cool lightbar stuff that’s extremely subtle.

“If you didn’t look for it you wouldn’t see it: when your health’s low it’s pulsing red, when your super’s ready it’s flashing yellow, when you go into Hive areas it’s pale green. A lot of people aren’t going to notice it but it makes the experience richer, and when the fans notice that stuff we love it.”

Destiny is Bungie’s MMO that’s not an MMO, and is being published by Activision who’re spending a heck of a lot of money getting this thing off the ground.

Last Updated: June 3, 2014

30 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Kilo

    June 3, 2014 at 14:32

    So they can make it work on old ass consoles, new ass consoles, but not PC?

    What the flip Bungie?

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2014 at 14:50

      For $500 million(bigger even than the GTA5 budget) you’d think that they would release it on as many platforms as possible. At least now some of the hype makes sense.

      Reply

      • MakeItLegal

        June 3, 2014 at 18:09

        500 mill and no pc ? And it’s a fps ? Wtf

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 3, 2014 at 14:51

      Simple. Money.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Kilo

        June 3, 2014 at 15:03

        Meh, I have enough games in any case, moving on

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    • Dutch Matrix

      June 3, 2014 at 15:06

      They just do not give an ass about PC’s…. XD

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Kilo

        June 3, 2014 at 15:06

        Silly if you ask me

        Reply

  2. RinceofThis

    June 3, 2014 at 14:37

    Flashing lights, you mean a fucking torch? That PS4 controller needs to get sorted out. Thing was so bright I couldn’t see what the heck was happening on the screen. “Duct tape, when you absolutely, positively want to see what’s happening in your game, accept no substitute.”

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2014 at 14:47

      • Matewis Jubilai

        June 3, 2014 at 14:50

        • Hammersteyn

          June 3, 2014 at 14:50

          XD

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      • RinceofThis

        June 3, 2014 at 14:54

        If she was doing this in my room too right I wouldn’t be looking at the bloody screen!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 3, 2014 at 14:57

          I’d be kicking her the fuck out my room because she’s obviously a lizard person.

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          • RinceofThis

            June 3, 2014 at 15:00

            HAHAHA! Indeed 😉

          • Dutch Matrix

            June 3, 2014 at 15:02

            I’d be thinking about the freaky sex we’d be having… Or not…

          • Admiral Chief Kilo

            June 3, 2014 at 15:02

            XDXD

          • Hammersteyn

            June 3, 2014 at 15:07

            I’d be slippery like a snake

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 3, 2014 at 14:54

        That hurts me just looking at it. And not in a happy way.

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      • Matewis Jubilai

        June 3, 2014 at 15:04

        I definitely know which part of her hurts the most doing that…her chin…

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    • William Francis

      June 3, 2014 at 15:11

      You do know they published an update a while back letting you change the brightness on the light bar right?

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      • Jonah Cash

        June 3, 2014 at 15:12

        Mine is on dim now!!

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      • RinceofThis

        June 3, 2014 at 15:12

        I heard that had yet to roll out? @360Mirror:disqus you know about this, it is your console 😛

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        • William Francis

          June 3, 2014 at 15:15

          Nay they rolled it when the CHERfactory became available. Roughly a month ago if I’m not mistaken, although I stand to be corrected

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          • RinceofThis

            June 3, 2014 at 15:16

            Ah, well @360Mirror:disqus there you go. A man, with the exact same name as the other brother who was playing Second Son on Sat, has cleared that up. Learn your console man! Still dealing with the white light reflections when I close my eyes!

          • Brian Murphy

            June 3, 2014 at 16:07

            Nah, you’re right, it was part of FW 1.7.

  3. Pieter Kruger

    June 3, 2014 at 14:44

    “If you didn’t look for it you wouldn’t see it”. Sounds like some sort of “don’t look don’t see” US Military policy! Whahaha!

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  4. IdealisticJaggedDolt

    June 3, 2014 at 17:05

    release date for BETA please!

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  5. MakeItLegal

    June 3, 2014 at 18:08

    Wow ….. They “can’t bring it to pc ” but can make it work of the 360 ? Bungie , what a fucking joke ….

    Rant over

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  6. RoninGamer

    June 3, 2014 at 18:16

    Great, so all of us that own a PS4 or XBox One get a game that’s slightly crappier because of need to be last gen.

    Thanks, Bungie.

    Reply

  7. KillerGiggles42

    July 20, 2014 at 03:22

    On the Beta some players names are flashing yellow. Why is that?

    Reply

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