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Bungie reveals Destiny

Yesterday saw the official announcement of Destiny, Bungie’s new IP, which they revealed at a presentation in their studio in Washington.

Since Activision’s partnership with Bungie in 2010, we’ve been wondering what the developers of the Halo series have been working on. Now we know. Well, we know a bit.    

Firstly, it was confirmed that Destiny will be released for both PS3 and Xbox 360. This came somewhat as a surprise, most of us had assumed that this would be a next gen game. No details of a next gen release were given, but I think it’s safe to assume that Destiny will come to next gen consoles too. Versions for Wii U and PC were not confirmed either, but again I think it’s very likely to be coming to the latter. When questioned on a PC release, they replied with ‘watch this space’. A release on Nintendo’s console is a possibility, but perhaps less likely.

In terms of gameplay, Destiny has been built with co-op in mind and it was confirmed that it will always require the gamer to be online. Bungie are however reluctant to call it an MMO, claiming that Destiny ‘belonged to a genre that we couldn’t quite pin down’, then describing it as ‘the world’s first Shared World Shooter’.    

We don’t know much else about the game other than it is set in the distant future, you can check out a video here which explains some of the backstory to Destiny and gives a glimpse at the making of the game.

So far we haven’t seen much of Destiny other than concept art, stunning concept art yes, but concept art nonetheless. It does sound intriguing though, let’s hope it can live up to the hype.


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