Sure, you would prefer having one of the next-gen versions of Bungie's ambitious multiplayer-oriented shooter, Destiny .
But if you can't swing it, and you've still only got the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 when the game arrives, don't worry. Bungie has made it clear that the current-gen iterations won't be "dumbed down" because the project was designed with "scalability" in mind.
This is according to the latest developer update , in which the team said Destiny 's engine, Grognok, was made with the intention of releasing cross-gen:
"We knew when we started on this game that we would want to release it on a lot of boxes. We also knew that, among all the trails that our Guardians would blaze, some of them would lead to the next generation of gaming.
Thus, we built ourselves a new game engine that would let us bring the noise to a lot of consoles. Basically, we can envision a big, beautiful world in our development environment, and then deliver that world to consoles in a way that maximizes its capabilities to make magic happen."
Destiny is in development for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360; a PC version has not yet been confirmed. You can bet that most big multiplatform games for the next year or so will be available for current- and next-gen systems, simply because the userbase for the next-gen consoles won't be anywhere near big enough for publishers to hit lofty sales goals.
Related Game(s): Destiny