Recently I vowed not to buy new games anymore, I relented when watchdogs came out and yet again I suffered for it. They frequently don’t work and it is appalling that these companies get away with it, obviously things go wrong but it seems lately in the rush to meet deadlines testing has taken a back seat. The most obvious games to spring to mind are Blizzard’s Diablo 3 and EA’s SimCity and Battlefield 4 that’s just the tip though.
On that note it would be perhaps sensible to think Destiny may suffer the same fate, especially considering the scope of the game. Always online games are normally the worst culprits for game breaking issues at launch, when the masses descend on this game in September they will likely do so in a big way.
But Bungie has been preparing for launch for some time. Thee recent Destiny alpha was in part a test of the infrastructure powering the game. A good start but not a complete test.
“We have been actively preparing,” Bungie COO Pete Parsons said.
“It’s always scary and exciting and to put your work out in front of people who are judging it but it’s also scary to put it out there because you’re testing whether it’s going to work or not.”
Bungie has been testing Destiny for months now, Parsons said. It launched a friends and family alpha some eight weeks ago, and then the alpha was opened up to PlayStation 4 owners over E3 week earlier this month. A beta is expected next month. Destiny is published by Activision
“They’ve really learned a lot over the last year, so we take it super seriously and we’ve been planning for a long time,” Parsons said.
“We’ve been investing to make sure that we have the best experience possible.
“We will ultimately see what happens but we have every expectation of from moment one having a great experience.”
Only time will tell and I hope it all goes smoothly for them, Destiny launches in September 2014 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.