Bungie announced their latest Destiny expansion, Rise of Iron, earlier this month, bringing with it the news that the latest expansion would not be coming to previous-gen consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Bungie has since offered their explanation as to why they’re moving on exclusively on current-gen consoles.

“When we’re making a game as big as Destiny is, a majority of our players are on the current gen consoles,” Game Director Christopher Barrett stated, claiming that over 90% of Destiny players are playing on either Xbox One or PlayStation 4. If they were to continue development of what he refers to as “legacy consoles,” they’ve reached the point where they would have to start scaling back their ambition and would not be able to deliver the content they wanted.

While this may be a tough blow for legacy console users to stomach, Bungie has detailed an upgrade plan that will allow players to transfer over their
Destiny characters to the current-gen consoles, something they will begin offering in August of this year.

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have been on the market for over a decade, and I, personally, think it’s the right time for the industry to start moving on without them. What do our readers think about Destiny: Rise of Iron leaving legacy consoles behind? Sound off in the comments.

Source: IGN

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