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Destiny, the new game from the makers of Halo, Bungie, was finally revealed for the first time to the world today. Whilst what we will exactly be playing is still quite hidden we did learn a lot about the universe and the direction of the IP for the next ten years. Here is everything we know about Destiny so far.
Destiny is a first person shooter that exists in a shared world where all players exist in one place. A massively multiple online shooter is the best way to think about it. The game features single player, co-op, and competitive multiplayer. All modes require a constant online connection to play. It does NOT require a subscription fee, once you have purchased the game you can play for as long as you want. It will be coming to Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and “future generation technology” (next-gen consoles). This is a console shooter only and will not be coming to PC.
We don’t have a release date as of yet with a previously rumored Fall 2013 release on current and next-gen consoles seemingly not happening after a recent Activision earnings call (Activision is publishing the game) not mentioning Destiny at all. It could still happen but the safe bet would be sometime in 2014.
The game is a sci-fi shooter set on post-apocalyptic Earth where you play as a hero known as Guardian and you chose from three different classes. They are Titan, a heavy gunner. Hunter, a stealthy sniper, and Warlock, a magic based class. There will be tons of customization for weapons and gear which you would expect. Vehicles feature heavily and you can even have your own spaceship which we hope you can use to fly to the other planets in the solar system such as Saturn and Mars.
Overall we don’t know what to fully expect from Destiny as this is more a reveal to explain the concept rather than showing off a new game. It is hugely ambitious and could redefine the console shooter just like the original Halo did. When we know more about the game we can start to get a jist of how it will play. Until then we have to pine over the released concept art and just think about the endless possibilities this game could have for the next ten years of our console shooter lives. We definitely need a change as the genre seems to be stuck in a rut right now and I hope Destiny delivers.