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New Destiny Info: PS4 lead platform, Accusation of Favoring Playstation Over Xbox, Screens & More

Bungie has just lifted an embargo from new details about their upcoming sci-fi IP, Destiny and as a result of this new details are flowing in.

JoGam3681d ago

Accusations of favoring Playstation over Xbox. LOL. People favored the 360 over PS3 with a lot of games. Just face it, Its Playstation turn to be favored.

MysticStrummer3681d ago

Yeah expect PS4 to be the lead platform most of the time, between the consoles anyway.

cleft53681d ago

I would be more concerned if the more powerful console wasn't the lead platform. Ultimately Xbox One people benefit from this as well because the game is being optimized for the higher end console.

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UnbiasedOpinions3681d ago

This deal was made before even one console was sold, this has nothing to do with the sales of the consoles, Activision simply wanted a stake in both consoles by giving Destiny to PS4 and COD to Xbox, not everything is a console war, but i forgot this is N4G and its filled with insecure fanboys

ZodTheRipper3681d ago

Best place to play Destiny =)
It also launches one day before my birthday, I probably won't get any better birthday gifts this year :D

truefan13681d ago (Edited 3681d ago )

I hope you realize is all about money. For example the watch dogs developer says XB1 will have the more dynamic environment, then a contract is signed with ubisoftn and there is no more talk of the XB1 version. Titanfall was only a timed exclusive, then a contract was signed and then it was only available on MSFT platforms. AC has exclusive ps4 content because of a contract, so did MGS, and The Division will have exclusive XB1 content because of a contract. All this stuff has to do with, this early in the generation. If the sales gap keeps expanding then we can say it's because of the install base for multiplats.

PS i imagine all multiplat games up until about 2016 were being developed at least 1 year before this gen started.

@Lukas ps4 has been their lead platform for Destiny since February 2013, they simply wanted to make a ps4 game. They probably didn't even know the specs or none of that stuff at that point seeing as how Sony was being tight lipped. You guys just trying to use that as a slight to XB1. They made Halo for xbox and are simply trying to be an even developer by giving Destiny to ps4 fans.

GarrusVakarian3681d ago (Edited 3681d ago )

@Truefan

Exclusive content and lead platforms are two completely different things. He wasn't talking about platform exclusive content, he was talking about expecting the PS4 to be the lead platform for most games this gen. Which is true.

So why the hell are you mentioning money-hatting devs for exclusive content? The exclusive PS content in destiny is no doubt due to money-hatting, but the PS4 being the games lead platform (which is what the guy you replied to is talking about) is not.

So no, it's not *all* about money. The game will look and run the best on PS4...because the PS4 is more powerful and easier to use. Simple as that.

Bathyj3680d ago

Truefan, youre saying Bungie are using PS4 as the lead because they feel they owe Playstation gamers something?

Whatever.

PS4 is simply the more powerful console, and is leading in popularity. There is absolutley no reason for Bungie (or anyone) to NOT use PS4 as the lead, except thos contracts you were talking about. The only reason MS will get preferential treatment or 3rd party exclusives is because of their big wallet.

Case in point, you incorrectly said Bungie made Halo for Xbox. They didnt make it for Xbox. They were working for years on, there was even talk at the time of it being on Mac. MS just had the good foresight to buy its exclusivity only instead of just buying the game, they bought the studio.

It worked well for them, they wouldnt have got anywhere without Halo so it was a shrewd move, but lets not rewrite history here. It was a purchase.

XxExacutionerxX3680d ago (Edited 3680d ago )

Destiny is game that will most be played online. Xbox Live will deliver a better experience online. Playstation 4 is not that much powerful. Enjoying a very small bump in graphics isnt enough to buy the Playstation 4 verison over the Xbox One. Ill rather have smoother online play.

Utalkin2me3680d ago

@XxExacutionerxX

You can keep telling yourself that, SMH.

imt5583680d ago

@truefan1

Quote :

"For example the watch dogs developer says XB1 will have the more dynamic environment, then a contract is signed with ubisoftn and there is no more talk of the XB1 version..."

Yeah, i remember that article almost a year ago. About cloud stuff PR bullshit. More dynamic city with the cloud. :rolleyes:

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MysticStrummer3680d ago

@UnbiasedOpinions - I said nothing about power or sales. PS4 will be the favored lead platform because it's easier to work on, which is the same reason 360 was the favored lead platform last generation.

@truefan - I remember that WD article, and that quote wasn't about PS4 vs XB1, it was about PS3/360 vs PS4/XB1. The current gen consoles will have more dynamic cities than the last gen consoles. Yes, he said XB1 in the quote, but the question was about next gen vs current gen and he also talked about the water which will be different between the generations. You're going to be letdown if you expect XB1 to have the more dynamic city.

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DigitalRaptor3680d ago (Edited 3680d ago )

@ truefan1

And if there was any more need to prove that Xbots don't do their research and run with falsities, this is it:

"For example the watch dogs developer says XB1 will have the more dynamic environment,"

DO RESEARCH. That was the developer talking in regards to last-gen consoles having a less dynamic environment compared to next-gen consoles.

Laughable. Truly laughable. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

nerdman673680d ago

Yeah, but as usual there will be deals with companies to show footage exlusively on one console. That is how the industry has always gone

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XisThatKid3680d ago (Edited 3680d ago )

yup "sales don't matter"

Volkama3680d ago

Exacutioner I would expect that Activision will put enough welly behind Destiny to have it's own servers, and probably use them for both versions. If that's the case then the online performance will be the same across both platforms.

XBox Live should provide better online play for loads of games, but I do not think Destiny will be one of them.

Mr Pumblechook3680d ago

As PS4 is the lead platform it means the Bungie team will take advantage of its extra graphical power although Bungie are consummate professionals and you can bet they will deliver the same 'experience' on Xbone.

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GarrusVakarian3681d ago (Edited 3681d ago )

" People favored the 360 over PS3 with a lot of games"

Correction, the *majority* of games. The 360 was easier to work with last gen and because of that, most multiplat devs favoured it. Now the PS4 is easier to work with and more powerful, they want to show off the best version of their game. What's wrong with that? They shouldn't have to answer for anything.

@speakdatruth

Forget bias man, just Speak_da_Truth! Lol. Last gen, the 360 got the best multiplats, this gen it's the PS4's turn. Deal with it.

@Septic

Yeah, people did do that. But i only played multiplats on the 360, so i took no notice of those people. Lmao.

Speak_da_Truth3681d ago

You always make comments that are really thoughtful lol idk I'm too playstation biased to do that hahahaha

Gazondaily3681d ago

"The 360 was easier to work with last gen and because of that, most multiplat devs favoured it."

Indeed. But imagine my frustration when people on here were accusing devs of being too lazy to take hold of the "POWAH of the CELL" (a lot like cloud...except that it kind of existed). And these comments were getting agreed and bubbled up!

So double standards and all...but I agree with you.

HacSawJimThugin3681d ago

"They shouldn't have to answer for anything."

Wrong. 360 gamers are the reason this project is even happening and Bungie needs to be mindful of that. If not for our undying love and support for Halo there would be no Destiny. I'm not about to rage about the PS4 being the lead platform good for them, just don't forget your roots. Imagine if Naughty Dog created a new IP and made XB1 the lead platform, the rage and hate would be immeasurable. Sony fans would feel some type of way after supporting them just like some Xbox fans do.

With that being said I can't wait to get my hands on this game.

GarrusVakarian3681d ago (Edited 3681d ago )

@hacsawjim

So rage and jealousy towards a developer going multiplat and favouring the "oppositions" console means that the devs have an obligation to answer for their platform of choice? Is that what you're saying?

BS.

Bungie don't need to answer for anything. They went multiplatform, Xbox fans knew this and have had plenty of time to adjust and accept this. Just like they have had enough time to adjust and accept to the fact that the PS4 is more preferable to devs in terms of multiplats. Like the guy says in his twitter reply, they haven't "forgotten" about Xbox or its fans, they are working on the X1 version too! It just doesn't make sense to show the X1 version if the PS4 version is the lead platform. Simply showing off the best version does not = forgetting about the other version, or its fanbase, or the platform itself.

JoGam3681d ago (Edited 3681d ago )

"A lot" of games, "Majority" Same difference. No correction needed.

A012345673681d ago

@ HacSawJimThugin

Actually until M$ performed a hostile take over of Bungie, their roots were in making mostly Macintosh exclusive/timed exclusives and PS2 games (as Oni was and Halo was initially planned to be). So to be mindful of their roots, and not their forced captives, would be exactly what they are doing (with the exception of Mac).

GarrusVakarian3681d ago

JoGam

I didn't intent for that to sound like i was being a pretension jerk, correcting you. My bad if that's how it came across.

ShinMaster3681d ago (Edited 3681d ago )

@ Septic

Because many games developed exclusively for PS3 showed what it was capable of. And some third-party multiplatform games that were developed on PS3 as the lead platform performed better on PS3.

So when people found out about that, you can understand why some of them called other devs lazy for simply making 360 lead platform just because it was easy, instead of PS3 which gave better results for BOTH platforms. It was easier to port from PS3 to 360, than from 360 to PS3.

Delsin_Rowe3680d ago

@HacSawJimThugin Naughty Dog is own by PlayStation so I don't what you talking about, is like saying Imagine 343 Halo 5 and made PS4 the lead platform which doesn't make sense. Either you know who is owned by this company or don't even try mentioning game company that are owned by PlayStation.

Volkama3680d ago

@Delsin Bungie were owned by Microsof, just as Naughty Dog are owned by Sony now.

It is a very rare thing for a top studio to be sold, but in this case it seems both parties played it smart and got what they wanted without dismantling a talented bunch.

Unfortunately they went to Activision, and it is hard to imagine a scenario worse than that :)