Bungie has no plans to release a Windows Phone version of its Destiny companion app, which will be made available for iOS, Android, and web browsers when its beta officially begins on Thursday, July 17.

That's a bit of a shame, because the app sounds pretty cool. According to IGN, it will allow players of the upcoming sci-fi first person shooter to view their player characters via a full 3D model, with instant changes when the player make alterations to their character's armor and weapons. It will also keep track of the player's stats in the game, along with a way to view their in-game inventory and a way to access Destiny's fictional back story.

Bungie had a long history with Microsoft, as it was acquired by the folks in Redmond in 2000 to gain access to the first Halo game. It became the major launch title for the original Xbox in 2001 and Bungie developed all of the games in the Halo FPS series until Halo Reach in 2010. In 2007, Bungie announced it had decided to break away from Microsoft to become an independent developer again and has been making Destiny under its new publisher Activision.

After the beta for Destiny begins for the PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles on Thursday, it is scheduled to continue for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles on July 23 and end on July 26. The full game will be released September 9.

What do you think about Bungie's decision to not release a Windows Phone companion app for Destiny?

Source: IGN