In an early contender for “Statement Most Likely To Be Retracted And/Or Clarified Tomorrow”, Bungie’s co-founder Jason Jones has shed light on why the company won’t be bringing their new, quite excellent-looking shooter Destiny to the PC — because nobody plays shooters “the way they used to” anymore, including with keyboard and mouse.
“We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people,” claimed Jones to Destructoid. “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.”
Jones stops just short of directly suggesting that nobody plays shooters on PC anymore, but the implication is there. My prediction for tomorrow: “What we meant was that Halo changed the way first-person shooters worked forever, and that nobody plays ‘old-school’ shooters anymore. We’re not ruling out a release on PC at this time, but we have no current plans.”
Source: Destructoid (thanks, PalZer0)