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Bungie Explains Why Destiny Cross-Platform Play Isn’t Happening

Coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on September 9, Destiny won’t feature any sort of cross-platform play, meaning those with a PS4 can’t compete against someone on PS3. This isn’t due to a technical issue though, but rather Bungie not wanting to give players on the new consoles an unfair advantage

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cyguration1557d ago

Consistent frame-rate versus spotty frame-rate.

Doesn't take a genius to do the math.

darthv721557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Bungie should have sat down with the heads of Sony and MS networking division and said they want to make it so you could play against each other.

PS4 vs XB1 or 360 vs PS3. Dedicated servers and a unified netcode would make that possible. Especially with the PS4 and XB1. Its like one user have an intel rig with AMD gpu playing against another user with an AMD rig and Nvidia gpu.

the individual systems do all the local work while the dedicated servers keep everything running in the background. Maybe there will be a game this gen that will bridge that gap...maybe.

Mr Pumblechook1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Bungie said "’ll speak for the hypothetical player. I have a disadvantage sniping across the map because [my opponent with a new-gen console] is only two pixels on my screen and I’m four pixels on his. You see that in the world of PC gaming, where people are always racing to the best video card to give themselves the advantage."

This means that PlayStation 4 players would have an unfair advantage over Xbox One players because they could see their opponents in 1080p, whilst Xbox One owners can only see PS4 players in 900p. Not fair.

Ripsta7th1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

@Darth- Hells no bad idea ,putting fanboys together. Nothing will get acomplished lol it will be an all out fanboy war just arguing which console is better

BattleAxe1556d ago

Portal 2 on PS3 was cross-platform with PC, so I fail to see the difference. They could have even just allowed cross-platform for co-op if they were all that worried about it.

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randomass1711557d ago

I don't know about that guys because Bungie seems pretty adamant about console parity.

LogicStomper1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

So two different PCs can't play in the same lobby as one another right?

/faillogic

n4gusername1557d ago

It won't work well based on dlc being a year later on XB1. It would split things up even more.

Goku7811557d ago

XBox One doesnt play well with others.

SliceOfTruth8881557d ago

I don't need cross play but I should be able to sign in with my character across all platforms that is what I find a disappointment

dcj05241557d ago

Ok then make the PS4 and X1 cross-platform since parity is so important. I mean Warframe, War thunder, DCUO and FFXIVARR have Cross-play against superior PC hardware and they all have PvP so I Don't see what the problem is.

dcj05241557d ago

My bad, warframe isn't Cross-play.

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