Last week AusGamers was invited out to Bungie's new Seattle headquarters to not only look at ll their cool Halo s***, but also their new multi-platform title under the Activision banner -- Destiny.
Skeptical as I might have been, and little as we were all shown, it was hard to walk away from such a promising presentation especially when ideas like a persistent online universe spanning 10 years, dynamic co-op, solo and competitive multiplayer along with stunning new visuals and lore up the wazoo were all on offer. By and by, this is the game you need to be grinding your ears and eyes to this year.
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If it's like another Halo in regards to single player with co-op side missions and multiplayer death matches, I'm interested.
But if it's an evolving semi-mmo multi-world universe with space travel/combat, I'm absolutely sold.
Wait, they are actually putting in a time limit to the game, so 10 years the story evolves over?
This is what MMO's need. Not a never ending game that loses meaning.
Has me interested though I don't own a PS3 or 360 and may not own any next-gen consoles for a good year or so after their release. Still, if they get it right and offer an ever-evolving persistent world filled to the brim with great lore and good gameplay, it could be cool.
Wow looks very promising. Can't wait for more info.
sounds like they're trying to revolutionize the fps genre, so you would think they would at least release it on the platform that created it all...
looks really interesting, i'd consider suffering a console controller for it
if it actually takes off and doesn't just flop after the hype is gone after a few months
To be honest, I'd be pretty damn happy with a Bungie console version of Planetside 2 with some space combat and side missions like the "spartan ops" in Halo 4.
Bungie constantly updating with expansion packs with new planets/ships/vehicles/weapons/"spartan ops". Kotick would get his FPS "WoW" in the form of expansions rather than subscription.
it will definitely have micro transactions imo.
Kotaku post's strange comment by one of the Destiny devs...
Destiny Dev Says “Nobody Plays Shooters” With A Mouse & Keyboard. Huh?
That game looks pretty s***.
Got to love sci-fi where we apparently have mastered space travel but in the subsequent ruins of our civilization are cars, boats and tanks. Not to mention we were saved by some f*****g magical item that no one understands because being able to decipher s*** like that would take greater minds than the ones who unlocked interstellar space travel.
This game looks like it will be a major flop, the only hope they have is if it's a new release with the next gen consoles so they get in when the market is at it's thinnest.
That game looks pretty s***.http://www.troll.me/images/debbie-downer/debbie-downer-does-not-approve.jpg
That Kotaku and Destructoid piece is just click-bait.
The quote is taken massively out of context, all Jason Jones from Bungie was actually saying was they made Halo work on console despite a lack of keyboard and mouse. They never once inferred that no one plays shooters with mouse and keyboards anymore.
Wasn't the quote actually to do with saying they somewhat re-invented the way shooters use health/shields/regen through Halo?
i read that they said they created health regen and weapon limits.
Concept art looks good, but I doubt it will be good. Just cuz it's Bungie and activision.
Kotaku post's strange comment by one of the Destiny devs...Destiny Dev Says “Nobody Plays Shooters” With A Mouse & Keyboard. Huh?http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/02/destiny-dev-says-nobody-plays-shooters-with-a-mouse-keyboard-huh/
That's amazing, talk about living in a bubble.
“We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people. We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game – almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time. We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo ’cause nobody wants to.”The guy is a f***wit but he is OBVIOUSLY NOT SAYING THAT NOBODY USES KEYBOARD AND MOUSE. Pretty clear he is trying to say that they changed the way most FPS games get made now - that checkpoints, limited gun slots and regenerating health are a bungie invention and their prevalence today is bungie's fault (or doing)...
It's shouldn't shock me that most game 'journalists' have no comprehension skills because they are never good writers themselves. S*** like IGN and kotaku etc are the worst.
This was RPS's take on it:
“We couldn’t be bothered to make a PC version,” but for some reason it came out as, “Blurble flurble flipple-flopple ploooooooo.”
When he says
"We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo ’cause nobody wants to."
How does he know? Did Halo ODST, 3 and 4 support mouse and keyboard, No. There was/is not even an option to use them on the 360 with those games. It is also easy to say that no one plays that way anymore if the machine that runs it is very common place and cheaper now then a cheap gaming PC, Especially second hand. What does he expect.
So... are the evil creatures now in the rim worlds the same dudes that killed them in the beginning? Where have those dudes gone?
It does seem interesting, just on the wrong platform. Maybe when the new consoles are released and have gone down in price I might have a look at it.
Looks like they have been reading a lot of Neil Asher. If they manage to produce a universe as rich and as compelling as his works they will be on a winner. I personally dislike Halo a lot. I have never been able to understand peoples obsession (outside of the excellent red vs. blue).
But the fact that they are attempting to produce something on this scale, with a ten year plan. I am both impressed and very curious. No one in gaming has attempted that. You could argue WoW, but they didn't seem to be planing a ten year story arc from the outset, more they just made it up as they went along.
If it is Rift ready then I am completely sold.
Bungie can't go wrong. They've never made a bad game. Myth1/2 community was one of the best I've ever been apart of.
Would be cool if they did make a Halo Multiplayer Only PC game, something akin to Battlefield but with Halo stuff.