Has Xbox Lost Timed-Exclusivity of Destiny?
I recently noticed someone in the pending section trying to suggest that Destiny would be launched simultaneously across both PS3 and 360 by posting a link directly to the Destiny website. I was going to suggest he/she write a blog to better make their point but then I thought, what the hell, I'll write one myself.
It has been long rumoured that Bungie's first game away from the clutches of Microsoft would be a timed exclusive to Xbox (whichever one). This was due to some kind of legal disclosure involving Activision and had among it's many stipulations that Bungie must sell 6 million copies and release on Xbox in late 2013, it would then be allowed to release on Playstation some time later. (Link below)
However, after the reveal today there has been no word of this timed exclusivity and Destiny's very own website has links to pre-order the PS3 version of the game. While this doesn't really confirm anything, it does kind of suggest they may release much closer to each other than previously thought, if not at the same time.
This is excellent news for PS3 and prospective PS4 owners and, in all honesty, will help the game get off the ground as it will no longer alienate an entire console's fanbase. I always thought it strange that Bungie would escape MS only to enter into a timed exclusivity deal of some sort. Even though this may sting to some Xbox fanatics, they should try and see it as a positive for one of their worshipped developers who has helped Xbox gain popularity more than any other.
Destiny is shaping up to be a very ambitious title indeed, I'm actually unsure how they are going to pull it off myself, but I'm glad that it's looking more likely that gamers on both platforms will have the opportunity to try it out at the same time. I know my fingers are firmly crossed for cross-platform play.
Here's the link for the preoders, which clearly has PS3 marked right next to 360 and even has PS3 boxart pop up when you click it.
What do you think will happen with Destiny's release and are you happy or dissapointed by the potential of a simultaneous release?
UPDATE: It has been brought to my atytention through some helpful comments that there's also a Dev video promoting theg ame on Sony's Youtube channel link here: