Bungie Acknowledges Fan Uproar Over ‘Preferential Treatment to PlayStation’
‘There is a surprising amount of pushback right now.’
Bungie made it big on the Xbox and Xbox 360 with the Halo games, but you really wouldn’t know it from the way they seem to be giving so much preferential treatment to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4- exclusive content, exclusive alpha and beta access, and so on. Xbox fans aren’t happy about this- not only is this kind of exclusivity for multiplatform games slightly out of the norm (exclusive content is usually tied, where Bungie has given no indication of any such timed exclusivity for the Destiny content), but they also feel betrayed by a studio that they feel became as big as it did because of Xbox fan’s content.
Surprisingly, Bungie has actually responded to this uproar on their forum, or at the very least acknowledged it.
“Bungie wishes you a Happy Bungie Day. This is just a short thank—you to fans who’ve inspired us to strive harder. (There is a surprising amount of pushback right now in our forum about this—there is a feeling by Xbox owners that it’s not really a ‘Bungie Day,’ but a ‘Playstation-owning Bungie Fan Day’—which really doesn’t roll quite so smoothly off the tongue).”
At the same time, though, Bungie don’t seem to be budging from their stance on the exclusivity for all this content (which makes sense, considering all the exclusivity is probably iron clad in contracts and so on), but it’s interesting to see them acknowledge it all the same.