Post by Dan @ 11:06am 05/12/13 | 2 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.
Check out the action below.
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.
Post by Dan @ 10:03am 23/08/13 | 0 Comments
Unfortunately, the clip doesn't appear to feature any new gameplay shots (it looks to be mostly just clips taken from the extended E3 reveal), but we do have a new batch of incredibly lush screenshots. Click the thumbs below for the full gallery.
Destiny is in development for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. No release date has yet been announced, and sadly still no sign of a PC version.
Post by Eorl @ 11:06am 09/07/13 | 0 Comments
Taking to the virtual stage to help explain in more detail about what exactly is going on within the gameplay video is technical art director Ryan Ellis, environment artist Mark Peterson and environmental art lead Mike Zak.
Check it out below for their insightful commentary on just what they decided to showcase to the world and what we can expect for the future. Destiny is in development for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, though Bungie has hinted that other platforms aren’t off the cards. No release date has yet been announced.
For those who may have missed our recent coverage on Destiny, you can check out our in-depth reveal feature, a GDC interview, and an extensive E3 interview.
Post by Dan @ 09:44am 04/07/13 | 5 Comments
Now a few weeks on, Bungie has released a new cut of the same gameplay section, running for 12 minutes in 1080p HD. Check it out below.
Destiny is in development for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. No release date has yet been announced.
And in case you've missed any of our extensive coverage of the game, we have an in-depth reveal feature, a GDC interview, and an extensive E3 interview.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:24pm 25/06/13 | 0 Comments
Having already had top access to the leads at Bungie in both this opportunity, and this one, we took all of our working knowledge of the game, alongside everything we were shown at E3 to engage questions about more clarity as far as networking goes, what Bungie's plans are for fostering the Destiny community, how weapon upgrades and customisation will work, loot trading, getting around the game-world off-foot, what it means to fail a public event, and probed again about PC potential.
Click here for the full interview.