Ever since Halo-studio Bungie signed with Activision, there’s been talk of the developer’s first PlayStation 3 outing. Bungie announced that its next game series will appear on “multiple platforms” with the PS3 certainly expected. The question is what platform the studio will lead development on?
As this generation of consoles continues developers are starting to pick the PlayStation 3 as their development console of choice. The main reason being that due to its specific hardware, porting from the Xbox 360 or PC to the PS3 is a tough job. Bungie may take that opinion with its new multi-platform IP. In conversation with our mates at CVG, Bungie’s community boss Brian Jarrard comments on the studio’s next game:
“We’re certainly excited about the prospect of being able to share our new stories and universe with an even bigger audience and bring it to different devices and platforms and create new and interesting ways for our fans to engage.
“It’s a little bit too early for us to say which console we’ll lead on. We’re going to exactly figure out what’s the right way to lead into our new universe and what’s the right way to extend it. It’s too early for me to say which console is going to be the first out of the gate.”
You might have spotted a new clarification there; the words “which console” were used and we don’t expect the studio to be leading development on the Nintendo Wii. Therefore, not only is a PS3 version confirmed, but Sony’s console may also be Bungie’s lead development platform — a wise decision.