Mark Cerny Reveals that Destiny has 700 Devs Working on it, Probably the One Mentioned by CliffyB

PS4 Lead Architect Mark Cerny thinks that the PS4 will be accessible to development teams of every size and scope, from the smallest to the biggest, but what’s his example for a really enormous one? That would be the team working on Destiny at Bungie, marking as the probable title that "neeeds to sell 10 million copies to break even" mentioned by CliffyB


A verified Bungie developer posted on NeoGaf letting us know that Cerny is either mistaken or was misquoted in the interview.

Of course we don't know by how much he was wrong.

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JoelT1976d ago

If accurate, that's literally 3 times the amount of a normal game. Also, it should be noted that Destiny is also a current gen game, right? So it could be multiple teams on multiple platforms.

JoGam1976d ago

Cant wait for this game. Is there a release date yet? Or time frame?

Abriael1976d ago

"2014" is all they said.

mewhy321976d ago

This game will be epic. Hopefully they'll take full advantage of the power of the PS4 and not program for the lowest common denominator. I can't wait for this to release.

Benchm4rk1976d ago


It already is. You can't seriously expect a game that is being released on current gen as well as next gen to use the full power of either the ps4 or One. It will take a while before any game uses those machine to there full potential.

justastranger101976d ago

Destiny plays too much like Halo. Why play a carbon clone when I can get the real thing. :)

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NewMonday1976d ago

with this much working on it I bet it will have lots of DLC and micro transactions like MMO's

Muffins12231976d ago

Its more for next gen but it can run on previous gen

3-4-51976d ago

teams of 200-300 are considered big/large teams.

It's not a bad thing really. If they don't make money and don't sell 10 million, at least they gave us a great game. Yea we won't get another like it anytime soon if this fails, but at least we got the initial game and sometimes that is better than getting an ok game that made a good profit for a company.

A different way to look at it I guess.

devwan1976d ago

Bungie's deal with Activision is for 4 games over 10 years. Making an unprecedented new IP on such a scale, they don't have to make all those initial costs back with the first title - much of the costs should be offset over the 4 titles and 10 years of the deal.

LAWSON721976d ago

Bungies deal are you talking about the that said ms platforms get the games a year earlier.

devwan1975d ago


You can read the important parts of the deal here in the context of Destiny and more recent developments:

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Belking1976d ago

They should get 10 million. It will probably do about 6 million on xb360 and xb1.

InTheLab1976d ago

Don't know why people disagreed. Bungie is a legendary dev for Xbox. Why wouldn't the already large fanbase of Halo not check out Destiny?

Between X1 and 360, I can easily see them grabbing 6 million in sales. Surely they'll do at least as well as Titanfall, which is inexplicably being predicted as a CoD like franchise...

KillrateOmega1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

"Don't know why people disagreed. Bungie is a legendary dev for Xbox. Why wouldn't the already large fanbase of Halo not check out Destiny?"

Because Destiny was demoed at the Sony's E3 conference? Because more people recognize the name 'Halo' than they do the name 'Bungie'?

InTheLab1976d ago

So you're saying more people will buy the game on ps4 than xbox? Does that same logic apply to MGS5?

And you're kidding yourself about the Halo being bigger than it's creators. Everytime you load Halo, Bungie splashes across the screen. I'd be shocked if any Halo player doesn't recognize who Bungie is.

TronEOL1976d ago

@ your comment i can't reply to:
What you don't understand tho, is Metal Gear Solid was known as a Playstation game (even tho only 1 of the games were truly exclusive), where as HALO is known as an Xbox game.

Destiny, on the other hand, has no allegiance besides it being massively pushed by Sony. The only people who will know the makers of Halo are making it is the folks who follow all things Bungie.

Still, I do agree that between Xbox1 and 360, it'll probably sell around 5 million copies, at least. But I don't doubt it'll get around the same amount on PS3/4 given all the news of Xbox fans jumping ship. That and a lot of Halo fans aren't too stoked on what 343 is doing, so why not follow Bungie to their new masterpiece?

Kryptix1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

I thought getting answers from your magic 8 ball combined with your birthday wish almost never works. lol Hope Destiny gets all the support they deserve. It's going to be amazing and I know Bungie are great developers. Definitely going to be a jaw dropping game once we're able to enter and see the rich world for the first time.

It was shown at Sony's E3 and all the gameplay videos Bungie releases on their YouTube channel is showing PS4 gameplay. I think there won't be much of a sales difference. Depends on what other games are releasing around Destiny's release date.

Belking1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

Doesn't mean anything dude. The majority of Bungies fanbase still is on xbox. They showed the game at sony's conference to widen it's fanbase. Why do you think MGS was at MS conference? It's because they already have a large fanbase on Playstation. You fanboys need to learn something before you start bumping your gums.

Kryptix1976d ago

By your logic, Oblivion sold more on the PS3 because a Skyrim preview was at Microsoft's E3? Yea right, not close...the reason why Bungie was at Sony's E3 is because Bungie had the exclusive content to announce. Just like Call of Duty before and now Battlefield had timed DLC to announce at Microsoft's E3. Why was Splinter Cell: Blacklist shown at 2012 Microsoft's E3 when they already have the fans that played Conviction? PS3 players haven't gotten a fresh SC game since Double Agent in 2007. And what about Kingdom Hearts 3 being shown at Sony's E3 when Xbox never had a KH game. Don't they want to widen the audience? I just showed you many examples how that's mostly not the case. Activision which have published Destiny has sided with Sony now. While EA is favoring Microsoft, Titanfall/Battlefield timed DLC. Activision are that ones that decide how to market the games they publish and they chose and planned Destiny to be at Sony's E3. Just gave you more to think about, come back when you got something less delusional to say. :)

HammadTheBeast1976d ago

Actually it's been proven over and over that Xbox gamers don't like any games other than CoD, Gears, Halo, or Forza.

Bungie isn't the main thing, it's Halo which rings with the Xbox crowd. And with the anticipated sales for PS4/Xbox One, I doubt it'll sell all too much on the One, especially since PS4 is getting exclusive content,

Belking1976d ago

"Actually it's been proven over and over that Xbox gamers don't like any games other than CoD, Gears, Halo, or Forza."

lol based on what? if you are gonna use that logic then ps gamers don't care about anything but naughty dog Either way you look at the situation xbox gamers are the winners because they still get bungie games plus they still get Halo one's too. That's a win-win right there. The One baby!

HammadTheBeast1976d ago

Ok. Given the deterioration of the quality of Halo games, you have fun.

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MooseWI1976d ago

I hope they reach their target. I would love a game supported for so long, by free content that is and not paid DLC for 10 years.

ramtah1976d ago

I know i will buy it for my ps3 and ps4!!

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