News Article

Turns Out Destiny Could Be Coming To The Wii U After All

Posted by Damien McFerran

Game's official preorder page contains Wii U listing

Yesterday we were sad to report that Bungie's promising online sci-fi epic Destiny wasn't looking likely for a Wii U release. The guys behind the game revealed that although the final platforms haven't yet been 100% decided, PlayStation and Xbox versions of the game were almost certain — and there's a good chance it could come to PCs, too. The Wii U wasn't mentioned.

However, it would appear that Bungie and publisher Activision are keeping their options open. The game's preorder page contains the following information in its source code:

pc: "platform-pc",
ps3: "platform-ps3",
ps4: "platform-ps4",
xbox: "platform-xbox",
xbox720: "platform-xbox720",
wiiu: "platform-wiiu",
psvista: "platform-psvita"

While this is obviously a long way from being an official confirmation — those formats could merely be place-holders — it's encouraging to at least see the Wii U getting listed. Bungie has big ideas for this game and seems to be focusing on console players first and foremost, so who knows?

Perhaps Nintendo fans will get to take part in the next great title from the former Halo studio after all.

[via gonintendo.com, gamnesia.com]

More Stories

User Comments (38)

LiamR

#2

LiamR said:

I'll still probably get it for 360, seeing as the online is better and that's what my friends will be using, but if it comes out on Wii U, that's great too.

The-Chosen-one

#5

The-Chosen-one said:

nice, if they really release it for the wiiU i will buy it for sure, and everyone i know, will buy it too. so its up to them.

Nintenjoe64

#6

Nintenjoe64 said:

I'll be interested to see the graphical jump from PS3 to PS4 on a game like this. Hope a Wii U version comes with wiimote controls :)

If they start releasing the same games for both consoles, what is the driving force to buy the newer console? I guess Sony and MS probably want there to be a decent library of games available around for their launches so they don't end up doing a Nintendo!

Ecto-1

#7

Ecto-1 said:

I'll be interested if this comes to Wii U. One question: what the flimflam is a psvista? :D

TreesenHauser

#9

TreesenHauser said:

If it comes to the Wii U, I'll definitely get Destiny on there. Otherwise, I'll probably just get the PS3 version.

V8_Ninja

#10

V8_Ninja said:

Honestly, at this moment I can pass on Destiny. Not only have I never felt sorry for not playing Halo games, but Destiny looks exactly like Halo...only it's not called Halo. The fact that Bungie/Activision has only shown in-game footage of Destiny and no actual gameplay doesn't sway my decision.

(As a side note, I love how "PC" is the first listed pre-order option when Bungie already stated that nobody plays FPS games on the PC anymore.)

XCWarrior

#11

XCWarrior said:

Oh boy guys, we get to have Halo 5! (Or is it Halo 6 or 7). I said before I'm tired of the FPS genre that never brings anything new to the table. That didn't change with this. Just passing now. But if it comes to Wii U, for the people that want it, great.

But this is junk info anyway, Xbox is going to be the Durango, not 720, and developers know this. So this is probably FALSE info.

Gigagator

#12

Gigagator said:

If games like this and Watch Dogs do actually come to Wii U, then people can stop worrying about the future of the system. They're both day one purchases for me.

I just wish one of the developers or publishers would have the balls to actually confirm that one of these games are coming to Wii U, maybe instil some confidence in the system.

Ecto-1

#13

Ecto-1 said:

@XCWarrior We don't really know what the next Xbox is going to be called, especially as Microsoft has yet to so much as even announce it's existance. Durango is just it's rumored codename, just like Cafe was to Wii U. It could potentially be called anything.

rilely

#14

rilely said:

I love social gaming. Unfortunately I have very little local friends who game anymore and having the option to play with others online is such a great option. I'm really hoping this is a good game (that is always an assumption) and that we are able to have a really nice port onto Wii U that supports a robust online environment.

Spoony_Tech

#15

Spoony_Tech said:

Well isn't this good news. Someone is taking a chance on the Wii U!! Good for them. I hope it works out for them.

TrickySx4

#17

TrickySx4 said:

@LiamR

I was under the impression its all connected, as in someone on the PC could play with someone on the 360 and so on.

luminalace

#21

luminalace said:

It would be nice to own a Bungie game on the Wii U. Activision and Bungie..make it happen.

MrWalkieTalkie

#22

MrWalkieTalkie said:

Well they did say that they wanted to bring Destiny to "Wherever the gamers are" and this is being published by Activision, best known for bringing tool heir games to as many systems possible.

Peach64

#24

Peach64 said:

@XCWarrior The next Xbox is almost certainly not going to be called Durango. That's a developnent code name, like the GameCube being Dolphin, Dreamcast being Dural, the 360 was referred to as Xenon etc.

Haxonberik

#26

Haxonberik said:

For this game, I would still buy it on the PS3 unless magically many friends get a Wii U and I convince them to play in it. It goes to 2014 so theres a chance if the game does come to Wii U. Anyway, this would be a huge boost for Wii Us third party support if it scores more than just one game in the series.

SentamaLin

#27

SentamaLin said:

Not to break the bad news to anyone, but I'm pretty sure, after looking at that snippet of JavaScript and HTML, that it's a general piece of code they can embed in any page. You know, for code re-use between multiple pages. It's even less likely since the only platform-item(s) provided in the platform-list in the HTML is 360 and PS3.

That doesn't mean that other platforms aren't a possibility, but I don't think the source code is hinting anything at all about potential platform releases.

Patpadi

#28

Patpadi said:

If Activision brings out a Wii U Version of this Game , i am going to buy it

zionich

#30

zionich said:

Not a big shooter fan, but it would be interesting to see how it does on the WiiU

AVahne

#31

AVahne said:

@Nintenjoe64
What ARE you going on about? The same game on the new platforms that's on the older ones? That's exactly like the Wii U then.
Does the Internet kill people's memories that easily?

IxnayontheCK

#32

IxnayontheCK said:

Taking preorders for a game thats not reaallly confirmed for the platform? Mehhh I'll hold onto my money for now...

Nirosmir

#34

Nirosmir said:

A good challenge for the Wii U if it comes to thee, with good imagination the Wii U Gamepad can be used for something else other than displaying maps and such...

Leave A Comment

Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...