As much as developers would love for games to be launched without a hitch, it can be incredibly difficult. This is because unlike beta tests or internal tests, there are so many more players who are entering into the game, executing commands, chatting, and etc. that could lead to errors which might not have been able to be simulated.
We’ve seen this happen to games like Diablo 3, SimCity, and recently Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs. Well it looks like Bungie is hoping to be the exception to the rule with their upcoming game, Destiny. Destiny is expected to be released this September and it seems like Bungie has been working hard to ensure that things get of to a great start.
Speaking to GameIndustry at E3 2014 a couple of weeks ago, Bungie’s COO Pete Parson was quoted as saying, “We pinged our data centre for the first time more than a year ago. So we have been actively preparing.” Parson also adds, “When things happen, whether it’s with us or the internet, we have things in place. There’s elegance in what we do so we have plenty of safeguards for this.”
We have to say that those are some pretty bold claims so we guess we’ll just have to wait and see if Destiny will indeed be able to live up to that experience. What do you guys think? Will Bungie be able to pull off Destiny’s launch without a hitch?