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Post by Eorl @ 04:53pm 14/02/14 | 1 Comments
their blog to unveil the first of what is presumed to be many player vehicles available in their upcoming online shooter, named the 'Shrike'.
Looking like something out of a Star Wars film, the Shrike will allow players to traverse the harsh world of Destiny, describing the vehicle as "sleek, nimble and fast". If this is pod racing, I want in.
"The ability to summon a vehicle on demand turns you and your friends into a futuristic biker gang," said artist Tom Doyle. "Getting from point A to point B should be fun... not a menu option."
The Shrike will be available for upgrades, and comes in three distinct colours matching the in-game classes; Hunter, Titan and Warlock. We presume many more vehicles are soon to be revealed ahead of their beta come Winter this year, so stay tuned for more.
Destiny will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One come September 9th.
Post by Eorl @ 11:05am 08/02/14 | 0 Comments
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg announced the news, adding that the publisher is expecting Destiny to be the company's "third billion-dollar franchise, and we're working hard to make it the biggest new IP launch in video game history."
"Together, we are bringing gamers an ambitious and innovative game which combines the intensity of great first-person action, with the character investment and social connections of an RPG in an immense connected universe. We believe the game is on track to deliver record pre-orders for a new franchise, a public beta is planned for summer and we expect to launch the game on September 9," added Hirshberg.
Activision has previously confirmed that the beta will be arriving to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users first, though it is unknown exactly how early Sony fans will get the beta. Destiny is expected to launch on September 9th across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:32am 20/01/14 | 2 Comments
Bungie's hotly anticipated open-world co-op shooter Destiny isn't officially due to land on consoles until September (though a PS4-exclusive beta is coming soon), but the developer recognises the fandom that continues to rally around their first post-Halo effort, and recently released a shot of new screens for the game, many of which show off the Mars and Venus locations in the game.
There's not a huge amount known about a lot of what's going to be on offer come September, but we expect that to change over the course of the next few months. Until then, however, these images should be enough to get any sci-fi shooter fans out there excited. Click the thumbnails below for a direct link to the new images.
Post by Eorl @ 03:18pm 07/12/13 | 0 Comments
According to the quite large date on the official website, those eager to start exploring Bungie's mysterious world will find Destiny launching on September 9th, 2014. Expect many aliens to be blown up and hopefully no launch issues given the game is an online multiplayer title ala those we've seen in others like Diablo 3 and SimCity.
Additionally, the studio has also confirmed when players can expect the beta to take place: during America's Summer (our Winter) of 2014. Those wanting to get the chance to participate can gain guaranteed access by pre-ordering, or being lucky enough to nab a code from somewhere.
Destiny is due on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
Post by Dan @ 11:06am 05/12/13 | 5 Comments
As per usual, the Internet has done a fantastic job of summarising all the pertinent bits. Reddit user USplendid has compiled an exhaustive list of bullet points from the coverage, which include more in-depth lore details, a bunch of new information on gameplay specifics, and more new bits and pieces on both competitive and cooperative multiplayer. Here are but a select few:
There are some new screenshots and art included in the Game Informer article, but those have not yet been made publicly available by Bungie or publisher Activision.
Destiny is due in 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. Sadly, still no love for PC.
Post by Eorl @ 12:07pm 16/11/13 | 0 Comments
Those eager to jump in will have to pre-order a copy for either console, and register the code given on their official website. Bungie have not yet revealed when exactly players will be getting access to the beta, but has revealed that it will be happening sometime in 2014.
Destiny will be available on four platforms at launch; PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. If you feel like you need that beta access, you can find a list of participating retailers offering beta codes over here. A new gameplay trailer was also revealed late yesterday which you can check out below.
Post by Eorl @ 01:08pm 05/11/13 | 0 Comments
In a recent interview with IGN, Destiny senior writer and Bungie community manager Eric Osborne has re-confirmed that PC players won't be getting their own version of the game, while still refraining from giving a firm "no". The reason? Bungie just don't have the resources.
"We know there are a lot of people out there asking for PC and we know that there are a lot of gamers that would willingly give us money, but what we have to do is make sure we're focused enough to bring a good experience to any platform that we ship on," Osborne stated.
"What we 100 percent are not going to do is spread ourselves so thin that it negatively harms the other platforms. So right now we have the four platforms, which is a lot to focus on."
While some may argue that chasing platforms that are soon to be outclassed by the next-gen consoles instead of releasing on PC is a bit odd, others would argue that a playerbase with many millions of customers already in place is probably a good market strategy. At least we know that it maybe one day in the future PC players will get a chance at the Bungie action, but for now it seems to be a firm "no" for launch.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:40pm 17/10/13 | 1 Comments
We talk about everything from who sets the design and art parameters within the team, what they're all playing, designing gameplay for the Moon and Mars, interiors and exteriors, dealing with hardcore Bungie fans and functionality versus out-of-this-world fiction to the inclusion of a much-needed "Undo" button on their world builder.
Click here for our Dave Dunn interview.
Post by Eorl @ 09:28am 02/10/13 | 0 Comments
While we may not have yet found life on the Moon, according to Destiny such a thing is there. Host to the one of four enemies in the game, players will be able to venture into space as they try to battle it out against these mysterious Hive creatures and hopefully save Earth in the process.
"We have no doubt Destiny is not only a great action game but also the next great entertainment property," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "That means we're putting all our creative support, and all our expertise in creating blockbuster franchises, into a colossal Destiny Beta that we believe will set a new bar for the next generation of games. Fans have a lot to look forward to in 2014."Alongside the new gameplay trailer Bungie has also revealed further details on the upcoming beta process, currently limited to those who pre-order the game on any of the supported platforms.
Beginning in early 2014, the beta will will include a "diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game." Currently only EB Games and JB Hi-Fi are listed on the official pre-order page, with supplies also said to be limited. Those who have pre-ordered before October 1st will be entered in automatically according to Bungie, and will receive a pre-order code through email. Those who have a pre-order code can find the redemption area over here.
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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:04pm 29/08/13 | 0 Comments
Among topics discussed are the team's philosophies behind a balanced cadence between single-player, co-op and competitive multiplayer. We also try to learn more about player numbers, how their "seamless matchmaking" philosophy will work with multiplayer, the game's playspace and how much will be available at launch, and we even ask that nagging PC question again.
Click on through for our full Destiny video interview feature.