Destiny Dev Says 'Nobody Plays Shooters The Way They Used To'

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Well, Destiny, that didn't take long. Speaking with Destructoid, Bungie's co-founder Jason Jones says something that anyone reading this with mouse in hand at keyboard at front might find a little... weird.

We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people. 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.


Interviews are funny things. You could argue that the "nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them" bit applies to the design changes made, and he just threw the mouse & keyboard comment in there at an inopportune time. Let's hope that's the case.

You may have noticed already that the game, the studio's first effort since leaving the Halo franchise behind, has been announced for consoles and not the PC.

Bungie says 'nobody plays shooters the way they used to' [Destructoid]

UPDATE - I originally wrote this post having read a little too much into Jones' statement, particularly the "mouse & keyboard" stuff. It's since been edited.



I'm a pc gamer mostly, and I have a rule that usually works for me when I play games.

3rd person game: controller.

1st person game: mouse and keyboard.

I just simply can't plays FPS games with a controller, in-game I look like a drunk trying to point to his nose, I just can't properly point the stick in the direction I want it to in 1st person, most of the time. It's just something about 3rd person games that makes it work for me when I play them with a controller, even if it's a shooter.