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Bungie Prepared To Handle Server Load When Destiny Drops

After the much-publicized SimCity online debacle, gamers are concerned that future online-oriented titles will suffer in the same way.

Take Bungie's Destiny, for instance, which is essentially a MMOFPS. There are bound to be lots of players seeking to get involved in the first few days, which of course will put a tremendous strain on the servers. But Bungie believes they'll be ready for the "anxious mobs of players" and reminds everyone that "this isn't our first rodeo."

During the developer's latest Mail Sack, Bungie said they're familiar with everyone rushing home after a midnight launch to play a new game. Yeah, we're sure that happened plenty with the Halo installments, but Destiny features an always-online experience that could alter things significantly... We'll just hope they really are ready to handle it.

Oh, and they also hinted at players being able to play as aliens. It's not definite but Bungie didn't reject the idea outright. Destiny is scheduled to launch some time next year for current platforms as well as the PlayStation 4. It has also been rumored that the game will come to the Xbox 720 (an absolute guarantee, as far as most are concerned), Wii U, PC and even PlayStation Vita. More platform announcements coming.

I saw some of that SimCity mess covered at other sites. I'm sorry, but who even wants to put up with that? I sit down, press a button, play a game. It always works because I don't have to deal with servers and all that other crap. Well, whatever...that's just me, I suppose.

Related Game(s): Destiny

Tags: destiny, bungie, destiny servers, destiny ps4

3/18/2013 10:53:14 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

Snorge
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 11:32:31 AM
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Ben you are indeed anti-online anything huh? I get it as I dont play every game online BUT I do for games that actually deserve it (ala Uncharted 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, Killzone 2, etc)

Is that a chink in the PS4's armor in your eyes?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 2:29:50 PM
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I'm they won't have much trouble with the 12 people who buy this ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 4:25:47 PM

*sure*

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friction
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 2:38:49 PM
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"I sit down, press a button, play a game. It always works" unfortunately this isn't true anymore...
"I sit down, press a button, download the patch, and play a game. It always works" :P

This game is really sounding great though, and I doubt there'd be much more then a day one patch in terms of problems from bungie.
Maxis doesn't even come close to the ambition and experience Bungie has imho.

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PC_Max
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 3:04:45 PM
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Destiny is... ambitious, especially for Bungie. I am really on the fence with this although maybe more leaning towards a fall. Some of the images I have seen remind of Bungies earlier work, which of course led to Halo.

You really have to be an all time online player for this. Just like some people I know who are fanatical about WoW, this looks to be an all engrossing, but my life on a hold for a little while game. Assuming it takes off and runs well, with of course expected glitches at the beginning for something new.

I won't be there in Destiny, but I will be watching to see what others think and what they are doing in the game. Right now though nothing convinces me to get all excited. That said, hope it meets Bungies and the followers expectations.

Keep Playing!

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Kryten1029a
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 3:24:38 PM
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EA had the example of Diablo III and Simcity was a still a spectacular disaster. Bungie can claim that they'll be ready, but I'll believe it when I see it. If it does crash and burn in spectacular fashion, then they and the industry will be less likely to force always online on us in the future.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 9:15:26 PM
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The issue is forcing online connectivity for what is essentially a single player game.

Many people complain about SimCity cos it was designed to be a single player game. I for one wish this whole mandetory online oonnectivity thing would just go away.

I'm one of those gamers who likes to treat games like extra long movies where I control the action. I don't want to watch that movie with 7 of my friends all talking at once and arguing about their favourite moment of character or whatever. I just want to experience it and enjoy it for what it is.

I hope Uncharted 4's single player experience won't have always on DRM or something like that. I hope it stays the blockbuster experience that made it so great in the first place.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 4:34:53 AM
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Well Infinity Ward and Treyarch always try...and fail at upgrading servers with every new CoD launch. I hope bungie will do a better job.

Being a new IP should help a bit since not many people are going to be familiar with game and it won't be as established.

But then again it is a bungie game...

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