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