Destiny Not Coming To PC: Mouse and Keyboard to Blame?


Bungie is currently showing off its new multiplatform IP after the halo franchise. However, it seems that something is missing from the recent blowout of information. The game is currently set to release for both the Xbox 360 and Ps3 at some point in the future. Unfortunately, it seems that PC gamers may have been snubbed from a firm answer on whether or not their will in fact be a PC version of the game.

Interestingly enough both Halo 1 and 2 did manage to get released on the PC after sometime. To be fair Halo was perhaps a more interesting case to PC gamers since it was Microsoft and most PC gamers use their operating system. It seemed that Microsoft wanted to hold onto its baby and keep it a console exclusive despite the FPS market being more geared towards PC gamers and their mouse and keyboards at the time.

Bungie is now a free bird though. Yes, Activision is their publisher, but they are no longer held down to a system by Microsoft. There are talks of a PS3 version of the game, but why hold back on a PC version? Steam is an awesome and profitable market place that millions of PC gamers belong to. So, as you can imagine, when I read Bungie co-founder, Jason Jones’ comment I was a bit puzzled.

We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people. We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game — almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time. We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo ’cause nobody wants to.

I am not sure in what world “nobody” wants to use a mouse and keyboard anymore, but I guess I am living in some sort alternate reality. But, besides that point, controllers, yes controllers, can be used with a PC. In fact Valve is making their own Steam PC that is meant for the living room along with their big picture interface. There is no denying that there is a market for this game in the PC space, and Jason Jones’ words, while perhaps not as bad as the couch comment by Microsoft, are quite interesting.

It is important to note that a PC version of Destiny is not entirely ruled out at this point in time, but perhaps this comment doesn’t exactly increase the chances of a PC release.