Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg recently spoke to Game Informer, and explained that the future of Destiny won’t be held back by last-gen consoles, like the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
When a reference to the vault space compromise Bungie made on last-gen systems was brought up, Hirshberg mentioned that it was a tough choice to make, but the current-gen consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) and the “full vision” of Destiny.
We’ll never [let last-gen] hold the game back. You see decisions like the one you just referenced [vault space]; those are tough choices you have to make. I think people imagine that there is some sort of anchor around the ankle of the developers because it’s on last-gen platforms. We develop the right game for each platform and optimize for that platform. What you’re seeing on the next-gen is Bungie’s full vision for that game, unencumbered.
He also explained that the future of the game is unpredictable, and it is unknown what changes will be made.
You’re asking me to look into the future, and it depends on a lot of variables. It depends on how many people migrate over. It depends on [if people] are still passionately playing the game and want to experience the game there. It depends on opportunity costs. We try to make the right decisions on a case by case basis.
Do you think Destiny is constrained by last-gen hardware, or do you think the FPS is “unencumbered” on current-gen systems?
[Source: Game Informer]