No Cross-Platform Play For Destiny, And Bungie Explains
Cross-platform multiplayer won't be an option for Destiny, but there's a good reason why.
Of course, you knew that PlayStation Network players would never be able to play with Xbox Live players. You may have hoped, however, that PS3 players could play with PS4 players, and Xbox One players with Xbox 360 players.
That won't happen, either, though. Bungie engineer Roger Wolfson explained to Digital Trends that this decision was made in the interest of fairness:
"I'll speak for the hypothetical player. I have a disadvantage sniping across the map because [my opponent with a next-gen console] is only two pixels on my screen and I'm four pixels on his. You see that in the world of PC gaming, where people are always racing to the best video card to give themselves the advantage."
That makes sense, doesn't it? Wolfson added that in order create the best possible atmosphere, "both actually and perceptually," they separated the game by platform. This limits the playing field if you're a next-gen owner because let's face it, there really aren't that many next-gen consoles out there. Well, at least not when compared to the PS3 and 360; combined sales of the latter two systems exceed 160 million, while combined sales of the PS4 and Xbox One probably only come to about 15 million.
Then again, if you're serious about enjoying Destiny, you gotta have a next-gen machine, right?
Related Game(s): Destiny
7/18/2014 9:16:29 PM Ben Dutka