Bungie and Activision spare no expense to make Destiny’s launch go well.
Bungie’s Destiny is now officially one week away from release (less than that if you count the fact that it goes live at midnight wherever you live in the world) and despite all the beta tests, there is a worry that the servers will be unable to handle the load placed on them. After all, it happens to the best (and worst) of developers all the time.
However, both Bungie and Activision are ensuring this isn’t the case. It’s even gone to the extent of housing Destiny’s data servers in a bunker in Las Vegas according to CEO Pete Parsons interview with The Guardian.
“The interesting thing about Las Vegas is, you get a lot of natural disasters walking down up and down the strip, but you don’t get a lot of true natural disasters affecting the landscape. There are no earthquakes, no hurricanes, no floods – it’s perfect.”
The data centre is being maintained by “well north of 100 engineers” according to director of production Jonty Barnes, and this links to Xbox Live, PSN and other rented servers the world over. “It is the largest engineering team we could imagine.”
Destiny launches on September 9th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4. Are you picking it up? Let us know in the comments.