Destiny Treated as “First Party Release” in UK – Sony

Because why not?

Posted By | On 09th, Sep. 2014 Under News

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Bungie’s recently released Destiny is very much a multi-platform game, despite exclusive content on the PS3 and PS4 and a marketing deal in the UK that prevents Microsoft from marketing the game for its console. Perhaps as a result of the latter, Sony UK MD Fergal Gara told Eurogamer that the company views Destiny as a first party title for the console.

“We’re treating it, for all intents and purposes internally, as if it’s a first-party release. We’re wrapping our arms around it on all levels of the organisation. It’s a special project and an important project and it has the power to launch H. It’s hugely important.

“I think a lot of people are going to decide now is the time to go and buy a PlayStation 4 because this very ambitious project has come along that looks exciting.”

This is after Xbox division head Phil Spencer said that players shouldn’t dismiss the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game.

What are your thoughts on Destiny thus far? Let us know below.

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    • rodney patrick

      lmao sony is acting like this because they have nothing eles to look forward to this year


      Yeah true, i’m playing Destiny right now on my Xbox One and it’s the exact same game that’s on the PS4, Sony needs to stop pretending that it’s not on the Xbox One and Xbox 360

    • HisDivineOrder

      Except for the framerate, which is a lot better on PS4. 😉

    • rodney patrick


    • Starman

      30 FR IS 30 FR …. SON .

    • demfax

      There’s such a thing as “average framerate”.

    • demfax

      Sony has a marketing deal with Activision to advertise Destiny. MS has a similar deal with Call of Duty. Don’t be a hypocrite.

      No, it’s not the exact same game. If devs claim Destiny is “1080p 30 fps” on both, PS4 will still have a higher average framerate and/or better visual effects (AA, shadows, particles, etc.), or PS4’s stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

      There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more powerful than the XBO’s.

      If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t being pushed.

      Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540 GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus), better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

      No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

    • demfax

      PS4 has many great games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 10+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

      According to Listwar PS4 has 113 games released right now, 76 upcoming retail games, and many more digital download games.

      PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, and lots of indies (Resogun DLC, Counterspy, Hohokum, Velocity 2X, etc.).

      PS4/Sony exclusives 2015 (announced): Bloodborne, The Order, Ratchet & Clank Remastered, Uncharted 4, Let It Die, Deep Down, and lots of indies.

      PS4 has 35+ AAA games from July to December 2014. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

      PS4 games rated 73+ on Metacritic not on XB1: Final Fantasy XIV, Resogun, Transistor, MLB 14, Injustice, Trine 2: Complete Story, TowerFall Ascension, Infamous 2nd Son, Don’t Starve, flower, War Thunder, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation, Dynasty Warriors 8, MotoGP 14, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, TLOU Remastered, The Swapper, ZEN Pinball 2, Star Wars Pinball, The Pinball Arcade, Pure Pool, Fez, Rogue Legacy, Sound Shapes, Sportsfriends, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, SteamWorld Dig, Awesomenauts Assemble, Titan Attacks, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Escape Plan, Outlast: Whistleblower, Hohokum, Velocity 2X.

      1st/2nd party studios include Japan Studio, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, SCE Bend, SCE San Diego, SCE Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Pixel Opus, Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Games, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London, Media Molecule, Ready at Dawn, Quantic Dream, etc.

      Sony’s largest 1st party studios like Naughty Dog, Guerilla Games, and Santa Monica are working on unrevealed AAA games. Expect big 1st party AAA reveals in the future. Sony’s 1st parties are well funded and the games division is making a profit.

      Sony showed the following games at Gamescom 2014:

      Sony exclusives: The Tomorrow Children, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Alienation, WiLD, Rime, DriveClub, The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, LittleBigPlanet 3

      Timed console exclusives: Dreamfall Chapters, HellBlade, The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter, Volume, HollowPoint, Runemaster, Nom Nom Galaxy, Pix the Cat, Papers Please, In Space We Brawl, Ether One, Qube 2, Snow

      Multiplatform games: Silent Hills (P.T. playable teaser), FarCry 4, Destiny, Shadow Of Mordor

      Sony announced a ton of new Japanese games for PS4 at TGS 2014.

      PS4 is selling on price/performance, better PR and global appeal, long term 1st party support, large number of 1st party studios, more total games and dev support including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of games, improved PSN since the PS3 days, and PS+ value. It’s seen as the best console for multiplatform games.

    • rodney patrick

      LMFAO stop,just stop only and i mean only a paid sony employee whould post such a comment,please give me a break with such bullshit.34 AAA games?? LMFAO where you talking about games that not even out yet,thats not coming out no time soon and more then of the ones you did mention are indie you want to keep selling your fans fantasies with a bunch of lies,but i my self and some others can see right through you……smh

  • GHz


    Well at least your headline wasn’t the propaganda Eurogamer advertising.

  • rodney patrick

    LMFAO this why sony has no money they pay a bunch of people like demfax to post on gaming sites like this one,to try convincing people into paying ps4 fact


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